Sandra Taylor of South Branch could not believe what she was hearing when she received the phone call from her son Brandon on Tuesday morning.
Brandon Taylor had his car and identity stolen earlier this week. The car has crossed over the Marine Atlantic ferry and Nova Scotian police have been made aware. If you see a blue four-door cobalt with the license plate number HCN 043, please contact the police.
Her son’s apartment had been broken into over night while he slept, and the perpetrator not only stole most of his belongings, but also his wallet, identification, and his car.
Brandon lives in Gander, so the call was placed to the Gander RCMP detachment at 8 a.m. that morning, and confirmed by Corporal Ben Dyson.
Dyson said the first reaction is to attend to the scene of the crime, and gather any evidence that might have been left behind.
He then said that a look out is placed on the missing vehicle.
It was confirmed her son’s bank card was used in Corner Brook, indicating the perpetrator was heading west on the Trans Canada Highway.
Sandra is not 100 per cent sure if the look out was placed on the missing vehicle, since it was able to board the Marine Atlantic ferry and cross over to Nova Scotia.
The Port aux Basques RCMP detachment was contacted by the Gander detachment on Thursday and asked to check with Marine Atlantic to confirm whether or not the vehicle had crossed on the ferry to Nova Scotia.
Corporal Mike Reidpath confirmed that the vehicle had crossed over to Nova Scotia, by that time.
He did say, however, that the Port aux Basques detachment does not have this as an open case, and that any information should be provided to the Gander RCMP.
Gander RCMP confirmed that police in Nova Scotia have been made aware of the situation.
For now, Sandra said it’s a wait and see game.
“We are going to get Brandon back home and try to get this all settled,” she said.