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Brazen thief steals post pounder from Innisfail business

RCMP seeking public’s assistance in locating suspect and stolen item
MVP RCMP post pounder
A suspect vehicle speeds away from the scene of the crime in Innisfail on Feb. 12 after stealing a Wheatheart Renegade 13 horsepower heavy hitter hydraulic post pounder. Surveillance photo courtesy of Innisfail RCMP

INNISFAIL – Police are searching for the thief who committed a brazen grab of a heavy-duty post pounder from a local business.

On Feb. 12, local Mounties responded to a report of a theft of a Wheatheart Renegade 13 horsepower heavy hitter hydraulic post pounder from an Innisfail business, said Innisfail RCMP Const. Jeff Erb in a news release issued today (Feb. 17).

Erb said the suspect vehicle, a silver Chevrolet Avalanche with black trim, drove in and hooked onto the post pounder. The suspect then left without paying for the item.

Erb said employees at the business attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to comply and sped away.

RCMP are seeking the assistance of the public to identify the vehicle and occupant, and the whereabouts of the stolen post pounder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Innisfail RCMP detachment at 403-227-3341 or their local police service. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at or by using the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.