Store must absorb the loss of propane tanks

RCMP released a report involving a theft of propane tanks from Souris. According to Corporal Michael Boychuk on June 19, 2018 Souris RCMP received a report of a theft of 18 Tank Traders propane tanks from the Souris Bigway. The theft occurred between June 17 and June 19, 2018.

Thieves cut off the locks on the outdoor cages that house the propane tanks. The approximate value of the stolen propane tanks is $1000.00. When filled, each of the 20-pound tanks weighs about 37 pounds.

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Bigway co-owner Darryl Moreau said that the locks had been cut off the cage housing the tanks. “We are in the process of improving our storage system,” stated Moreau. “Unfortunately this something that we would not make an insurance claim for so it is a loss the store will have to absorb.”

Moreau says that the store currently does not have a surveillance system so they were unable to supply any video to police.

Corporal Boychuk said that as of June 25 there were no leads on the investigation. Earlier speculation that the theft may be drug related was also put to rest by Boychuk in a statement, “I am not aware of any leads on the propane tanks and cannot link it to the drug culture.”

Police are investigating and are asking for the public's help in identifying any suspects related to this theft.  Anyone with information on this matter is urged to contact Blue Hills RCMP - Souris Detachment at (204) 483-2854.

If you wish to remain Anonymous call: Manitoba Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or SUBMIT: a secure tip online at or TEXT: "TIPMAN" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award of up to $2000.00 


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