The Grande Prairie Municipal and Rural RCMP say there have been 50 reports of stolen generators since the beginning of June.
And officers say in most cases the units were taken from the boxes of pickups.
To prevent further thefts, RCMP say:
- If possible, put the generator in an area that would make the theft very physically awkward to commit.
- Park vehicles or equipment in a manner that blocks would be thieves from removing the generator without serious effort.
- Use Chains and padlocks. Chain the generator to another piece of equipment, preferably something that is large and cumbersome.
- Buy insurance, take photos, and write down serial numbers.