Whitehorse, Yukon – Since mid-December 2018, 52 city parking meters have been damaged and/or stolen from downtown Whitehorse, including from areas along Main, Front, Elliott, and Steele Streets. To date, 36 meters have been recovered, however most were found severely damaged and robbed of their contents. Thefts and associated damages are estimated to be around $66,000 so far.
Whitehorse RCMP and the City of Whitehorse are working together to identify the individuals responsible for these crimes. Investigators believe that there are several individuals and vehicles involved, and are reviewing video footage in hopes of identifying suspects to advance the investigation.
Do you have any information on these thefts? Please contact Whitehorse RCMP at 867-667-5555.
Whitehorse RCMP are also asking the public to call the police immediately if suspicious activity is observed around parking meters, including individuals seen with tools, or vehicles that have bumped into the parking meters, knocking them to the ground.
If you come across any out-of-place parking meters on trails or in other areas in and around Whitehorse, please report this to the police as well.
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