RCMP investigating numerous recent thefts

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RCMP is investigating a case of shoplifting from the Pet Valu on Coopers Boulevard Jan.6, during which a clerk was threatened, according to Martin.

“A female entered Pet Valu on Jan. 6 at around 4:30 p.m. and grabbed a dog sweater and a cat bed and then exited the store through the front doors,” he said. “An employee of Pet Valu approached her and asked her if she was planning on paying for the items. The female then threatened (the employee) if she got any closer.”

Martin said the woman then left in a grey or silver, four-door car with rust on the front. She is described as Caucasian, short in stature, with shoulder-length black hair. She was wearing light-coloured pants, a black tank top, blue sweater and aviator sunglasses. She also has a piercing in her bottom lip on the right side. She was carrying a white bag with red straps.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Const. Kim Deschenes at the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at 403-945-7200.

Car wash hit

RCMP is also asking the public for help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a theft at the East Airdrie Truck & Car Wash on East Lake Crescent, Jan. 12.

According to Martin, the theft took place between 4:20 and 5 a.m.

“Several suspects were observed going into the car wash – we weren’t able to figure out exactly how many suspects there were based on the video surveillance – and stole a change machine, which also contained an undisclosed amount of cash inside,” he said. “No other damage to the car wash was observed.”

The suspects left in a stolen, dark-coloured GMC truck. Martin said video surveillance showed the licence plate of the vehicle, which is how police were able to determine it was stolen.

“They very well could have ditched that vehicle by now,” he said.

The image of one suspect was picked up on video surveillance and is described as Caucasian with a thin build. He was wearing dark-coloured pants, black and white sneakers, a black ski mask and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Samantha Hennessey at the Airdrie RCMP Detachment.

Airdrie RCMP is hoping the public can help identify a man responsible for a robbery Jan. 11 at the Save-On Foods located at 1400 Market Street S.E.

According to Airdrie RCMP Media Liaison Const. Dan Martin, the man entered the store at approximately 7:35 p.m. and told a clerk he had a firearm while demanding money. According to Martin, the clerk did not actually see a weapon.

The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

RCMP describes the man as Caucasian, approximately 40 years old, tall and thin in stature. He was wearing a black jacket with a wide horizontal reflective stripe, dark pants, black gloves and dark shoes.

The Jan. 4 theft of mail and a leaf blower from an apartment complex at 148 Summerfield Close is also being investigated by Airdrie RCMP.

“A lone male entered the apartment complex…and he was able to gain entry to mailboxes in the lobby area. He stole some mail from those boxes,” Martin said.

“He then walked outside and broke into a shed that’s located on the property and took a leaf blower. He’s observed driving away in an older model, white, what we believe to be Ford F-150.”

The man was wearing glasses, a black winter jacket with fur-lined hood and a black baseball hat with white stripes on the brim. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Tracy Hare at the Airdrie RCMP Detachment.

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