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Saanich thief takes tractor for low-speed joyride

Last Updated Jul 11, 2019 at 7:52 pm PDT

Image of the tractor. Credit: Saanich Police
Summary

The tractor was stolen Tuesday evening and found abandoned in an elementary schoolyard on Wednesday morning

Police say thief ended their joyride by doing donuts in the school's field, damaging the turf and ramming two goal posts

Saanich police are reminding the public that this is indeed a crime and asking anyone who has information to report it

SAANICH (NEWS 1130) –  It may have been the slowest joyride ever.

Saanich Police say a tractor thief pushed the vehicle to its maximum speed– a swift seven kilometres per hour this week.

The tractor was stolen Tuesday evening and found abandoned in an elementary schoolyard on Wednesday morning.

Police say the thief ended their joyride by doing donuts in the field at Torquay Elementary, damaging the turf and ramming into two goal posts.

“Despite the humour behind this release, the person or persons who stole the mower (valued at about $3000) committed both the crimes of theft and mischief. We are committed to solving this crime and are asking if anyone has information on this, to give us a call at 250-475-4321, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477,” say the Saanich police say in a release.