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BC RCMP are investigating three attempted carjackings in the small town of Kootenay

Mounties in a small BC town are investigating a trio of car thefts that happened within three and a half hours.

According to a press release, the first report came in on Friday, June 7, shortly before 6:30 am.

Officers with the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that a trailer hitch had been stolen from a truck on Waneta Road, in Trail. The caller said the suspects were driving a gray Toyota Tacoma.

The owner of the tow bar was patrolling the area in his own vehicle and found the abandoned truck down the street, the news release said.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered that the truck and motorcycle in the bed had been stolen.

About two hours later, shortly before 8:30 a.m., the detachment received another report that a black 2007 Ford F350 diesel truck had been stolen from a business parking lot on Highway Drive, about a five-minute drive west of the first theft report. .

Surveillance footage shows two suspects entering the parking lot.

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<p dir=The first was a man dressed in black clothing and the second was a man dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Wicentowich said the suspects are believed to still be in the area and the stolen Ford may be traveling back and forth between Trail and Grand Forks.

The third call came in around 10 a.m. on June 7 when a citizen reported someone had damaged the lock on a gate at a business near the first theft on Waneta Road.

According to the police press release, the suspects attempted to gain entry to the business to steal a camper.

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<p dir=The stolen Toyota Tacoma was recovered at this point and determined to be related to the third theft attempt.

“Trail and Greater District RCMP believe we have two to three males in the area who are actively stealing trucks and RV trailers,” said Sgt. Wicentowich.

“Make sure your vehicles and keys are safe and do your best to secure your camper trailers.”

Anyone who sees the stolen Ford or any of the suspects is asked to call the Trail RCMP detachment at (250) 364-2566.