Whistler police seeking information on two recent canoe thefts

In what is a thoroughly Canadian crime, two canoes were reportedly stolen over the past few weeks, and Whistler Mounties are asking the public for help in getting them back.

The first report came on Oct. 28, when investigators learned a five-metre, yellow Kevlar Clipper Solitude Solo canoe was stolen from the 3200 block of Archibald Way. Police said the boat was taken sometime between Oct. 18 and 26.

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Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, police learned that another canoe, also a five-metre Clipper Prospector model, except lime-green in colour, was taken from the Green Lake boat launch sometime between September and November.

In a follow-up email, Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes said investigators are unsure if the thefts are related, but added that, "it is strange that the Whistler RCMP would receive two stolen canoe reports so closely to one another."

Police are asking anyone with information on either theft to contact the detachment at 604-932-3044, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-200-222-8477.

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