Just this month, anexcavator was stolen from a construction site in Vancouver. Witnesses say that they watched the machine get loaded onto a flatbed late in the evening around 10:30 PM.
The excavator is estimated to be worth $50,000 and is the third machine to be stolen in four years from the same property owner. The RCMP are currently asking the public for help and requesting CCTV or dash cam footage from the area, as well as witnesses.
Machine theft is a real risk for construction sites, but it isn’t the only thing that thieves are looking to steal. Here are some more common items that thieves will take from construction sites, highlighting why construction site security is so critical: