Two people in Regina were found by a sergeant on patrol in east Regina on Friday. The duo were under a moving truck with all of the necessary tools for stealing the truck’s catalytic converter.
These pieces of machinery are worth anywhere from $50 to $1500 in the aftermarket and have become a commodity – often targeted by thieves.
The officer’s prompt action resulted in one of the men being caught without incident and the second being apprehended a short time later by the RPS canine unit.
37 year old Riel Kurtis Wade Nault and 52 year old Bradley Michael Bellerose have been charged with attempted theft.
The pair made their first appearance in court on Friday.