Major theft in Woodbury reported by RCMP

The theft of fishing gear totaling over $40,000 from Woodbury Resort and Marina has Kaslo RCMP looking for assistance.

Police are investigating a substantial theft from Woodbury resort.

Police are investigating a substantial theft from Woodbury resort.

The theft of fishing gear totaling over $40,000 from Woodbury Resort and Marina has Kaslo RCMP looking for assistance.

The theft occurred early on May 30, but police only announced it on Friday. An unknown suspect entered several of the boats housed at the marina and stole about 40 high-end fishing rods, reels, several tackle boxes as well as other fishing related equipment.

“A number of the items taken are reported to be as a result of years of collecting pieces of fishing gear and is estimated to be valued in excess of $40,000,” Cpl. Shaun Begg said in a news release.

The suspect or suspects loaded all the gear into a boat parked that marina and used it as a getaway vessel. The stolen boat was recovered about two kilometres away from Woodbury.

Contact Kaslo RCMP 250-353-2225 or call Crime Stoppers 250-352-8288 with any information surrounding the thefts, or assistance leading to the location of the stolen fishing gear.