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Red Deer RCMP look for public assistance to ID theft suspect

January 30, 2018 8:53 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who assaulted a staff member when she attempted to stop him from shoplifting on December 4.

The incident occurred at a Red Deer grocery store on December 4 when the suspect was reported to have left the store with packages of meat hidden in his clothing. When a staff member attempted to stop him, the suspect pushed her and fled, resulting in a brief struggle in which the staff member suffered a broken finger. RCMP have obtained surveillance images of the suspect and continue to work to identify him.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 21-25 years old
  • 5"11 to 6"
  • Skinny build
  • Blonde hair, no facial hair
  • Wearing a navy blue zip-up Adidas coat with white stripes on the sleeves, a hoodie underneath, dark pants, white sneakers, and a black toque with large white lettering that appears to say "Molson Canadian"

If you recognize this suspect or have information about this investigation, 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 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 contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP

photo of theft suspect

photo of theft suspect