Thieves broke into a fenced compound at a construction quarry in Stoney Creek and made off with a 2004 F150 Ford pickup truck and nearly $150,000 in rare GPS leveling equipment, according to Hamilton Police Services.

After loading the truck with the equipment, the thieves used the pickup truck to break through the gates, said Detective Sgt. Paul Downey.

The incident is believed to have taken place at some point over the weekend of Nov. 9-10 at a quarry at 65 Green Mountain Road in Stoney Creek.

The items in the pickup—a TOPCON system and a TRIMBLE system—can apparently be put on a bulldozer and help in clearing large areas. In addition to being very rare, the components are also extremely expensive and are valued at $150,000. 

There is no description of the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the BEAR UNIT immediately at 905-546-3820. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.