Sandwich grill, Sharpies stolen from Colwood car lot

West Shore RCMP were called to the Island highway business at 11 a.m., May 4 at 11 a.m. by employees reporting the break-in.

You might assume thieves targeting a car lot would be after cars, but whoever broke into Galaxy Motors last week left with little more than a sandwich grill.

West Shore RCMP were called to the Island highway business at 11 a.m., May 4, by employees of the dealership reporting the break-in.

Sometime the previous night, a thief or thieves broke into the office through a window.

“The window was popped open, but the alarm didn’t go off,” said West Shore RCMP Sgt. Max Fossum. “The culprit came in from one window and stole an old laptop. Basically it had almost no value whatsoever.”

Ten sets of car keys were also stolen from the office.

“The keys that were stolen were to cars that are getting sent to the crusher,” said Trent Cummings, Galaxy Motors manager. “We were not concerned about that.”

Galaxy Motors has replaced the faulty motion detectors that failed to trigger the alarm.

The lot itself is designed with vehicles blocking routes to prevent cars from being stolen. Thieves who’ve tried to steal cars from the lot in the past have left empty handed each time.

One of the items taken was a a George Foreman grill that employees used to toast their sandwiches.

Several Sharpie Magnum pens were lifted from the office as well.

“We use them for signage,”  Cummings said. “I think the (thieves) are taggers.”

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com