Friday, January 21, 2011

Kijiji advertisers near Halifax become victims of theft

RCMP in the Halifax area are telling Kijiji users to be careful, after one advertiser lost an expensive Harley in a theft.

Here's how it sounded today when Halifax radio station News95.7 reported on the story: MP3 file link

The story at Kijiji sellers warned to be careful after motorcycle theft

RCMP sent out this alert:

Police request the public's assistance in break and enters in Tantallon
January 21, 2011, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) ...Royal Canadian Mounted Police are requesting the public's assistance for information regarding break and enters in  Prospect and Lewis Lake.
On January 20, 2011, 12:13 PM, Halifax District RCMP responded to a break and enter on Noonan Avenue.  suspects had broken into a shed and stole a  Mercury Outboard 25 hp motor.    On January 20, 2011, 1:14 PM, RCMP received a complaint that suspect(s) broke into a basement of a residence on St. Margaret's Bay Road and stole a 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle valued at approximately $12000.  The motorcycle was listed on a popular website for selling items. 
Police would like to remind the public that when selling items on internet sites to use caution when providing details to prospective buyers.  
Police are asking anyone with information about these or other similar incidents to come forward.  A description of the vehicle or driver could help in laying charges which would ultimately assist in public safety.  Anyone with information regarding these incidents can contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police, or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by their Secure Web Tips at . Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award from $50 - $2000

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