Components of ION LRT track go missing in Kitchener: Waterloo Police

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating the disappearance of ION LRT track components in the City of Kitchener over the weekend.

Police say officers were called to investigate the incident on Monday, days after metal components and line wiring went missing near Hayward Avenue and CN Rail around 5:45 p.m.

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They say the theft caused service disruptions on Saturday night along the line with alerts from Grand River Transit noting that trains were not running between Borden and Fairway stations around 6:36 p.m.

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A police spokesperson told Global News that investigators could not be certain of the motivation for the robbery, but it seems likely that it was motivated by profit.

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“As to the motivation for the thefts, there is no indication that anyone is trying to sabotage the lines,” said Const. Melissa Quarrie said in an email.

“Typically, in flights similar to this, the metal components and wiring will be sold for profit.”

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