SAUGEEN FIRST NATION – Bruce Peninsula OPP is investigating the theft of a black 2006 Dodge Ram pick-up taken from a residence at Cameron Drive between 10:00 p.m. on May 14 and 6:00 a.m. on May 15th.
The vehicle was located by police on Neywash Drive on May 15 at 8:59 a.m. it had been set on fire and was completely destroyed.
Police have public safety concerns after the vehicle owner reported that he had stored his Winchester lever action 22 calibre rifle under the seat. It had been secured with a cable lock around the lever, and inside of a black soft nylon case with zipper enclosure.
After an examination of the vehicle no firearm was located. It is believed that the firearm was removed by and is possession of the unknown suspect(s).
Police are asking for anyone with information that can assist Bruce Peninsula OPP with this investigation and/or locating this firearm to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.