RCMP Looking for Help Finding Stolen Boat Taken in Fraud

Coquitlam

2017-12-14 10:32 PST

File # 2017-33545

The stolen boat is a 1999 Gekko GTR-22 with metallic, two-tone green and cream paint.

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The trailer for the stolen boat is also missing.  It has the same distinctive metallic green paint as the boat.

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Coquitlam RCMP is asking for your help locating a boat that has been missing since it was allegedly stolen as part of a series of frauds that stretch back to May, 2017.

The investigation concluded that the boat was purchased with a fraudulent credit card and altered identification on September 1st, 2017. On November 21st, 2017, 36-year-old Robert Dean Stotz of Surrey was arrested but the boat and its trailer are still missing.

We’re hoping that the distinctive custom paint will help us locate the stolen boat and trailer, says Constable Nathan Dobie of the Coquitlam RCMP Investigative Support Team. Fraud is not victimless. We want to return this boat to its owners and help reduce their stress, lost money and time.

The stolen boat is described as:

Stotz is in custody until his next court appearance on December 20th, 2017, where he’s facing multiple counts including:

So far, this investigation has returned a car and a jet ski to their lawful owners and a second car will be returned shortly. If you have information that could help locate the boat, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Investigative Support Team (file #2017-33545).
 

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Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp.ca
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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