What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: February 14, 2018

Idling Vehicles Being Stolen

File: 2018-193588 / 193701 / 193664 / 193963 / 192423

St. Albert, AB - St. Albert RCMP are asking vehicle owners to lock any idling vehicles at all times. On, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 3 vehicles were stolen and one attempted theft of a vehicle occurred between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. All of these vehicles had been left unlocked while they were idling and warming up.

"Crime prevention is a shared responsibility and members of the community are reminded of their role in preventing criminal activity." said Cpl. Laurel Kading of the St. Albert RCMP " Never leave running vehicles unlocked. Nearly half of the vehicle thefts in Alberta over the past year have had the keys left inside, thereby making it easier for criminals to steal them."

When RCMP officers were investigating in the Greenfield Estates area, they recovered a Black Pathfinder that had been stolen at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 from the parking lot of Servus Place. The locker used by the owner of the Pathfinder had been broken into and the vehicle keys stolen. This vehicle was recovered, but it has sustained damages.

Anyone who has any information as to the identity of the party or parties responsible is asked to call St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000.00 for information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE. All information is strictly confidential and you do not have to reveal your identity.

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