March 2017 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP locate stolen trucks hidden on rental property

March 3, 2017 11:34 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP returned two stolen trucks to their owner after locating them in a rental garage in the Mountview neighbourhood.

Red Deer RCMP entered the detached rental garage the afternoon of February 25 and discovered two 2016 Dodge Durangos; the trucks had been stolen on February 23 out of Red Deer. RCMP continue to investigate to determine the identity of the woman who rented the garage; she rented the space through an online ad, and paid cash up front for the first month’s rental.

“It’s not uncommon for criminals to look for short-term storage space where they can stash stolen property before they re-sell it, and often they look for space where the owner doesn’t live on the property and won’t notice suspicious activity,” says Cpl. Karyn Kay of the Red Deer RCMP. “RCMP advise property owners to protect themselves from accidentally getting involved with criminals by asking questions about prospective tenants, and requiring multiple pieces of photo identification and proof of the contact information strangers are providing.”

If you have information about this investigation, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

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