Comox Valley RCMP officers are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars.

Police say on January 21st, they received a report of a theft from a construction site near Maple Lake in Courtenay.

Sometime after 8:00 pm on January 20th, the suspect(s) cut the lock on the gate, entered onto the property, and stole a generator.

The generator is a Whacker Neuson G50 38kw mobile unit. The suspect(s) used a truck to pull the generator off the property and it appears they may have traveled south onto the Inland Island

“We are hopeful someone saw them in the area since they would have required some time to pull over and cut a chain off one of the tires,” said Constable Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP.

“This unit would cost approximately $50,000 to replace and is integral to the operation of one of our local businesses,” she added.

This break and enter may be related to another which occurred during the same timeframe on the 4000-block of Minto Road in Courtenay.

The suspect(s) in this theft cut the chain-link fence and stole some welding goggles, a Milwaukee impact driver, and an acetylene bottle.