Truck hauling 2,000+ firearms stolen from Canadian truck yard

Police are investigating after a semi truck hauling guns was stolen out of a truck yard in Canada over the weekend.

The incident occurred early on Sunday morning, February 13th in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

“All the firearms that were stolen were of small calibre with the clips attached,” said detective staff sergeant Mike Jackson in a video released by Peterborough police on Monday.

“We can also confirm that no ammunition for the firearms was within the trailer,” Jackson said. “However, that said, the Peterborough Police Service understands the heightened sense in the community and beyond surrounding this theft. So far, the investigation is leaning toward an isolated crime of opportunity rather than a targeted incident.”

Officers believe that the thief entered several other truck yards in the area and attempted to steal vehicles before successfully the semi truck loaded with guns, reported KawarthaNOW News.

The truck in question is a white 2019 Freightliner New Cascadia 126 with Ontario license plate 938 2PV, and a red #97 in red on the side of the hood.

The trailer in question is a white 2014 Hyundai 53 foot dry freight van trailer with license plate V30 92A, with a silver metallic line that runs horizontally down the length of the trailer. Police believe that the criminals were driving a blue four door sedan.

“The focus of the investigation is currently on locating the trailer and its contents as well as uploading the stolen firearms onto the national database,” Jackson says. “The Peterborough Police are also working with other enforcement agencies including the OPP, RCMP, Homeland Security, Canada Border Services Agency and other municipal services.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Peterborough police at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at stopcrimehere.ca.

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