Would-be thieves drag and destroy a paddleboat on Joggin Lane

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on August 14, 2014

Would-be theives tried to drag this paddleboat into the water using a four-wheeler but ended up destroying it.

©Digby RCMP

Two men tried to steal a paddleboat from a beach near Digby but ended up destroying it instead.

The owner of the plastic paddleboat heard a four-wheeler or four-wheelers about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6 on the shore near his house on Joggin Lane.

Two men were sitting on a red four-wheeler and attempting to tow the paddleboat from the beach out onto the mudflats.

Digby RCMP Constable Darrell McNeil said they were presumably trying to steal the paddle boat by letting the incoming tide float it.

Instead the pair only managed to rip several large holes in the paddleboat.

They abandoned the boat and fled towards Digby on the old railway bed.

Constable McNeil says the RCMP saw one of the men on the red ATV but he didn’t stop.

The Digby RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact the Digby RCMP directly at 245-2579 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-222- TIPS (8477) or can visit the website at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca

 The Digby RCMP are also looking for help tracking down the thief or thieves who stole 2002 Blue Suzuki DR650 Street and Trail Bike  N.S, Licence 173421 from Flat Iron Road in Digby, sometime between 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10.