South Surrey resident Rod Verhnjak watches security footage of the early morning theft of his family's camping trailer.

South Surrey resident Rod Verhnjak watches security footage of the early morning theft of his family's camping trailer.

South Surrey trailer theft threatens to ruin holiday

Family had just purchased trailer for vacation when it was stolen

A South Surrey family’s weekend vacation plans have been dashed, after thieves made off with a 17-foot travel trailer early Thursday morning.

“It sucks, it’s just a really big drag,” said Rod Verhnjak, owner of Verhnjak Pianos, from where the 1999 white Trail Lite trailer was taken.

“It had all our gear in it. We were planning to go camping in Birch Bay this weekend.”

Verhnjak said he’d only bought the trailer three weeks ago, and it wasbeing stored in the parking lot of his business, at 15531 24 Ave., while he prepared it for vacation.

The trailer was locked, and secured in place, he added.

The theft was caught on surveillance video (seen below), with the incident occurring at 3:27 a.m. according the tape. The thieves, who drove a Ford F150 truck, made two passes by the trailer – cutting the locks on the first pass-by – before driving away with it on the third.

Anyone with information about the theft is urged to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

 

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