Truck stolen while campers sleep

Campers were stranded at a Chilcotin campsite after thieves made off with their truck and boat while they slept in their RV trailer nearby.

The incident happened at the Raven Lake Recreation Site northwest of Riske Creek Saturday, May 31, say police.

The couple, who are from Williams Lake, had been camping at the site since Tuesday, but planned to leave Saturday morning so they had attached the boat to the truck Friday evening in anticipation of an early departure. At 5 a.m. they awoke to the sound of the truck driving away. Luckily there were other campers at the site so the couple were able to get a ride into town.

The truck is a bright red, newly painted, 2000 Dodge Diesel with chrome accents and a stainless steel front.

The boat is a 12-foot aluminum Harbour Craft with a 2013 six horse power Mercury outboard motor.

Sgt. Mike Hacker of the Alexis Creek RCMP detachment said Thursday there has been a recent spike in vehicle thefts in the region.


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