Credit card stolen from vehicle used at multiple businesses
Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 06:00 am
RCMP is reminding Airdrie residents to lock their vehicles after a credit card was stolen from a vehicle in Cooper’s Crossing and used at multiple businesses.
“Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle,” Airdrie RCMP Constable Jennifer Weedmark said. “Have your vehicles locked and secured, have your windows up.”
The vehicle was parked on the driveway of the owner’s residence and was entered sometime between 1:30 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 30, according to Weedmark.
Weedmark said the owner believes the vehicle was unlocked. She said other vehicles in the area were also entered the same night.
More than $2,000 was spent on the stolen credit card at six Airdrie businesses in the days following the theft. Weedmark said the card was also used at several Calgary businesses. She would not provide further information regarding at which businesses the card was used.
A suspect allegedly using the card was captured on video surveillance at a gas station in Airdrie. He is described as being a tall Caucasian man with light, brown hair who appeared to be in his late 20s.
Weedmark said people should park vehicles in their garage if possible, or if they park on the driveway, she recommended leaving an outside light on.
“Try not to keep your garage door opener in your vehicle because that could give them access to the house,” Weedmark said, adding if people do leave openers in their vehicles they should keep the door connecting the garage to the house locked, especially at night.
A 19-year-old Calgary resident was airlifted to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance with life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle rollover northeast of Calgary Sept. 18.
The rollover occurred in a field near Range Road 285 around 6 p.m.
Alberta RCMP Corporal Ronald Bumbry said the incident is still under investigation but it appears the driver of the truck lost control in the field.
Three other occupants in the vehicle, all from Calgary, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
If you have any information about any crime, contact the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at (403) 945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com