Elderly Man Forced to Walk 6 KMS After ATV Stolen

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(WHITMAN TOWNSHIP, ON) – Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the theft of an All- Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that occurred on November 4, 2015 between 4:00 – 4:45 p.m..

The owner was at a camp on Devil’s Lake and went for a ride on his ATV traveling remote roads and trails in the vicinity.  At approximately 4 p.m. he left the ATV at the intersection of two trails and went for a walk. He returned 30 – 45 minutes later to find that someone had stolen his 2009 Yamaha 550 Grizzly.  This vehicle is valued at approximately seven thousand dollars.  It is described as being royal blue in colour, with a full windshield, a large black box on the rear and a large scabbard mounted to the front of the bike.  Also taken are items on the bike including an orange open-face helmet and an orange (Echo) arbor 25 ” chainsaw.

This elderly male had to find his way back to camp, six kilometres, in the dark with no safety gear including a flashlight.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this theft should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.