Thief steals $230,000 worth of beef

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SANDRA M STANWAY
Brooks Bulletin

A falsely named trucking company appears to be responsible for a couple of major thefts in Alberta.
On Aug. 30 $230,000 worth of beef was stolen from JBS Food and on Sept. 2 seven hot tubs were stolen from a manufacturer near Thorsby.
Both thefts involved semi trucks from a fake named company, Transport Pascal Charland which claims to be registered out of Chateauguay, Quebec.
A transport truck that was subcontracted to haul a full load of beef from the JBS meat packing plant to the United States never made it to its destination and the hot tubs have not been located.
The semi truck used in the beef heist is burgundy with a large bunk that was pulling a white refrigerated enclosed trailer.
The semi used in Thorsby is a white Volvo with no company markings. It has a sleeper and a newer looking flat deck trailer.
The suspected driver from the JBS theft is a Caucasian male, with short brown hair, slightly balding, tall with a heavy build and was wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt, yellow flourescent vest and a surgical mask.
The driver from the Thorsby incident is Caucasian, 30-40 years of age, about 5’6” tall with a heavy build, short brown hair and unshaven.
If you have any information regarding this or any other crime, please contact the Brooks RCMP at 403-794-4400 or anonymously at 403-794-4484 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text the keyword tttTIPS and your information to 274637.