NP police seek suspect in theft of skid steer loader

NP police seek suspect in theft of skid steer loader

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department is requesting the help of the public with any information or leads on the theft of a piece of stolen construction equipment.

A 2013 yellow and black Caterpillar brand skid steer loader, bearing serial number MET00335, was stolen from the rear parking lot of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on Dec. 22 at around 1 a.m. The piece of machinery is valued around $75,000.

The suspect vehicle is believed to be a white or light-colored Ford F-series with a dark utility body or dump body hauling a tilt-style double-axle trailer. It was last seen traveling eastbound toward Pawtucket on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence. The following week, Pawtucket police began investigating a similar crime in which a Bobcat machine was stolen from that city. A similar suspect vehicle was seen on surveillance there.

Anyone with any information on this matter should call the North Providence Police Department Detective Division at 401-233-4533 ext. 158.