What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: April 26, 2019

RCMP Prove that Suspicious Vehicle NOT an Attempted Kidnapping

On Thursday, April 25, 2019 shortly after 12:00 noon, an 18 year old female pedestrian noticed a white truck with 2 men in it that seemed to be following her on Inglewood Drive in St. Albert. This woman did the right thing by getting the license plate of the vehicle and reporting the incident to the RCMP.

The RCMP located the vehicle and were able to confirm that the two men were completely innocent of any harmful behaviour.

This matter has been inaccurately represented on social media and has caused heightened emotions in St. Albert residents due to the recent robberies in this city. St. Albert RCMP can confirm that the robbery suspects have not made any attempts to kidnap anyone. But the suspects have been engaging youth in friendly conversation that causes youth to stand closer to the suspect vehicle. This appears to be done so that the suspects are closer to the youths' cell phones or other property.

There has been no kidnapping or any kidnapping attempts in St. Albert in 2019.

St. Albert RCMP thank the young woman who reported the event on Inglewood Drive and all the other callers for their reports of suspicious incidents as this allows the RCMP to gather more evidence about the robbery suspects and to eliminate the matters that have innocent explanations.

St. Albert RCMP are asking the public to refer to the composite drawings of the two suspect that have been released to the media and to also refer to the surveillance photo of the suspect vehicle. The robbery suspect vehicle is a newer model, silver, Ford Fiesta 4 door hatchback car. If anyone sees these suspects or this vehicle, please call the St. Albert RCMP at (780)458-7700 or if a crime is happening right now, call 911 for immediate assistance.

If you have information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE and would like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at p3tips.com, or with the P3 Tips app. Crime Stoppers does not collect information about your identity. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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