Troy Chapman inspects his mini-excavator, looking for damage. The machine was recently recovered after it was stolen from a Kelowna construction site in broad daylight a few weeks ago.
“They drove it up to this gravel pile, got it up on top, backed up a pick-up or whatever they get it into and loaded it up and took off,” said Chapman.
Surveillance video captured the truck with the excavator in the back. The truck is key in this investigation because although the thieves hid the stolen excavator, they made no effort to conceal the truck, which was seen parked on Yates Road in the Glenmore area on several occasions.