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Just hours after police announced that they were looking for the stolen golf cart, Vancouver Island residents helped track the vehicle down down.

“The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating the stolen golf cart,” said Cst. Meighan de Pass in a release. “Multiple calls were received and they led directly to the recovery of the cart.”

The vehicle was found in the North Saanich area, but unfortunately suffered extensive damage since it’s disappearance.

Earlier:

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a golf cart that was stolen from Arbutus Grove Nursery earlier this month.

The decades-old environmental business reported the theft on Monday, February 4th. The last time the golf cart was seen was on the preceding Friday, February 1st.

“This is a large financial loss for a local business,” said Cst. Meighan de Pass of the Sidney/North RCMP. “We hope the public knows something which can assist us in returning the cart to the Nursery.”

The cart is described as an “average looking golf cart” with a green body, beige top, and beige seats. The photo provided by RCMP is similar to the vehicle but not the exact one.

Arbutus Grove Nursery is a family-owned business that first opened in 1979. It grows 10-12 million seedlings a year that go towards reforestation, First Nations bands, woodlot owners in BC, governments, forest companies, and more.

Anyone with information on the cart or theft is asked to contact the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.