April 2017 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer and Innisfail RCMP investigate attempted ATM thefts

April 12, 2017 9:30 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are working with Innisfail RCMP after linking an attempted theft of an ATM in Innisfail in the early morning of April 12 to the attempted ATM theft in Red Deer later the same morning. The blue Dodge Ram used in both unsuccessful ATM theft attempts had been stolen out of Innisfail the same morning.

Shortly after 6:30 am on April 12, Innisfail RCMP responded to a report of an attempted ATM theft at the Boston Pizza. Surveillance video shows the suspect truck reversing into the doors, then a suspect running into the restaurant and fleeing again upon seeing that the ATM was empty.

At 8:07 am, the suspect truck pulled up to the front of the Red Deer convenience store on Golden West Avenue and the passenger entered the store and attached a tow rope around the ATM. The tow rope snapped, and the suspects fled the scene empty-handed in the truck. Red Deer RCMP located the abandoned blue Dodge Ram shortly afterward on 71 Street in the area of 66 Avenue.

“This series of criminal acts shows the importance of the collaborative police work we do through multi-jurisdictional teams such as the Priority Crimes Task Force,” says Corporal Karyn Kay of the Red Deer RCMP. “There are a relatively small number of criminals committing much of the crime across central Alberta police jurisdictions, and our investigations into these crimes are stronger thanks to our shared intelligence.”

RCMP continue to investigate. Please see attached surveillance photos of the suspects.

If you have information about these crimes, contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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

S/Sgt. Chris Matechuk
Innisfail RCMP
403-227-3342

Suspect 1:

first suspect in ATM theft attempt 

first suspect in ATM theft attempt

Suspect 2:

second suspect in ATM theft attempt

second suspect in ATM theft attempt

 

BACKGROUND:

April 12, 2017

Red Deer RCMP search in north Red Deer for suspects

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify and locate two men after they tried unsuccessfully to steal an ATM from a north side convenience store this morning, then abandoned the stolen truck they were driving and fled on foot.

RCMP responded to the report of an attempted theft of an ATM shortly after 8 am on April 12, after two men in a blue truck attempted to smash through the door of a convenience store on Golden West Avenue to steal the ATM. Their efforts were not successful, and the suspects then abandoned the truck and fled the area on foot.

Citizens will have seen a heavy police presence in the Kentwood neighbourhood and into Normandeau as Red Deer RCMP contained the area and conducted a search for the two suspects with assistance from Police Dog Services. Containment has been lifted again, and police continue to work to identify the suspects, who are described as:

Suspect 1 (driver):

  • dark brown hair
  • wearing a grey jacket with white lettering on the back, ball cap and blue jeans

Suspect 2 (passenger)

  • fully masked face
  • wearing blue jeans, black shoes, white lettering on the back pocket of his jeans, black jacket over a grey hoodie

RCMP continue to investigate. If you have information about this incident, 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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