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Gleichen RCMP Investigate Theft of Fire Truck

Siksika Nation, Alberta – RCMP in Gleichen, along with the Siksika Nation Fire and Rescue are asking for help in locating a fire truck that was stolen yesterday.

On April 9, 2017 at approximately 1230 pm, a member of the Siksika Nation Fire department had to boost the battery of one of the grass fire-fighting trucks. After starting the truck, it was left running in order to charge the battery. While the vehicle was running and unattended, it was stolen from in front of the fire hall.

The vehicle is a white, 2009 Chevrolet 2500 that has been outfitted with a tank and pumps for combatting grass fires. The truck has emergency lights and markings identifying it as  “Siksika Nation Grass Unit 5”. At the time of the theft, it was bearing Alberta License plate ZAF-284.

Anyone who has information on this theft is asked to call the Gleichen RCMP at 403-734-3923. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [] for instructions on how to do).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

NOTE: truck in photos is similar to the one stolen. The stolen unit is #5

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