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Saanich Police are on the hunt for a person or persons who stole a ride-on lawnmower from Lambrick Park and drove it to a Saanich elementary school, where they did burnouts on their field earlier this week.

On the evening of Tuesday, July 9th, police say that someone broke into the Gordon Head Baseball shed at Lambrick Park and stole a John Deer ride-on lawnmower from inside of it.

The person or persons then drove the lawnmower, that has a top speed of 7 km/hr, to the nearby school yard of Torquay Elementary school, where they did donuts on the grass, damaging two goal posts and the lawnmower in the process

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The mower was then discovered on the lawn the next morning by school staff, who contacted police.

While the lawnmower suffered minor damage, police say that it is still driveable and has since been returned to Lambrick Park.

“Despite the humour behind this release, the person or persons who stole the mower (valued at about $3000) committed both the crimes of theft and mischief,” said Saanich Police in a statement.

“We are committed to solving this crime and are asking if anyone has information on this, to give us a call at 250-475-4321, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.”

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