There was a rash of thefts in Merritt over the weekend, and a few reports had a Bonny and Clyde motif.

On Thursday afternoon (Sept. 24) at about 5:30 p.m. Merritt RCMP responded to a complaint of a man and woman attempting to steal two snowmobiles from a storage compound in Lower Nicola.

The two were described as driving an early 2000s model black F150 without a front plate.

They were unsuccessful in taking the snowmobiles and RCMP patrols failed to locate the pair.

On Saturday (Sept.26) Merritt RCMP received word that a man and woman using a black pickup truck stole a leaf blower and three ladders from a crew working on Granite Avenue.

They managed to evade police in Lower Nicola when their vehicle was “engaged briefly by members,” a police brief stated.

Patrols by members and a helicopter were negative and vehicle was reported as having license plates AR 2009 which are stolen from the Lower Mainland.

There was a rash of other thefts over the weekend reported to police as well.

On the evening of Friday (Sept. 25) police received word that a pickup truck was stolen from outside a residence on Irvine Avenue. It was found in Logan Lake the next day carrying a quad, firearms and other stolen property.

Also on Friday policed received reports of a boat motor stolen from a storage locker in Lower Nicola, which was later recovered in Logan Lake, as well as two six-volt batteries taken from a trailer on Quilchena Avenue.

Thefts from storage units located on Garcia Avenue were also reported to police. Several remote control air planes were taken from one of the lockers.

At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, a grey 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 was reported stolen from the Sunshine Valley. The vehicle was later located by its On Star GPS in Logan Lake.

All of these files are still under investigation, but RCMP are working with Kamloops RCMP who have a Merritt resident in custody after attempting to steal a bait car there.

The male was believed to have been travelling with a second vehicle driven by a female who was not apprehended by RCMP.

Several of the stolen items from Merritt have also been recovered in Logan Lake and members are working to sort out the details.

Calls to the RCMP were not answered by the Herald’s press deadline and it is not certain at this time if any of the reported thefts were committed by the same people.

Merritt RCMP responded to a total of 76 complaints over the weekend.