The Greater Sudbury Police Service has arrested two individuals in relation to the theft of two snowmobiles from a property on Algonquin Road Friday night, only hours after their investigation began.
Police were informed of the break and enter around 8:25 a.m. Saturday morning and apprehended the suspects four hours later at 12:30 p.m., thanks to the careful surveillance of an officer on routine patrol.
According to reports, Staff Sgt. Sherry young said the pair used the snowmobiles to travel from Algonquin Road in the South End of the city to Garson/ Coniston, Skead, and finally to Capreol, where they were spotted and arrested.
The two suspects, 29 and 35 years of age, are both residents of Greater Sudbury and believed to be linked to similar incidents in the community.
A court date will be announced once the investigation has been concluded.
Young would like to remind residents that although there has been considerable snowfall, the use of a snowmobile before snowmobile season could result in significant damage to the machine's integrity and rider.
Individuals are therefore encouraged to wait to use their snowmobile until it has been declared safe to do so.
Avoid theft by locking away any outdoor toys or equipment and keeping vehicle keys in a separate location from the vehicle itself.