Date: April 26, 2021
Several outboard motors and a zodiac have been stolen from a Scout hall at Gyro Park last week. This is the second break and enter and theft to this non-profit group, which is now left without any outboards or zodiacs to run their youth programs.
The incident is believed to have occurred sometime on either Monday April 19 or Tuesday April 20, where the unknown suspect(s) broke into the fenced compound at Gyro Park, owned and operated by the 12th Garry Oak Sea Scouts. Stolen were four small outboard motors (total value at $11,700) and an 11.5’ rigid hull inflatable zodiac (valued at $3,500).
1996 Honda 8HP (possibly white/red/black)
2003 Honda 15HP (silver)
2010 Suzuki 9.9HP (black)
2013 Suzuki 9.9HP (black)
2009 11.5’ 350 RIB HYP (colour unknown)
In September 2020, two zodiacs were also stolen from the same location and our investigation into this has yet to yield any suspects.
“We are asking the public not only for information on the theft but also to be mindful when purchasing used items such as motors. Be wary of outboards that have been repainted, cosmetically altered, or have a tampered or missing serial number. When buying a used motor, the public can perform an online search through CPIC to determine if the item has been reported stolen.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or report anonymously through the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information and Communications Officer