Delta police are investigating after a local resident unknowingly bought a stolen ATV.
A Langley man who found his stolen ATV for sale online by a Tsawwassen man contacted officers on Saturday.
The man was trying to locate his stolen ATV when he discovered an ad online offering a similar vehicle for sale in Tsawwassen. Officers spoke to the seller who said that he had purchased the ATV from another individual and was able to provide a proof of purchase.
"Investigators do not believe that the seller was involved in the original theft, nor do they believe he knew that it was stolen," said Delta police spokesperson Const. Ciaran Feenan.
The ATV was returned to its original owner and local police are working with Langley RCMP to identify a possible suspect in the theft.