St. Albert RCMP find stolen pistol during midnight patrol
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 06:00 am
A routine patrol last Saturday led to St. Albert RCMP recovering a loaded .45-calibre pistol that had been stolen out of Prince Albert, Sask.
Around 12:30 a.m. on June 14, a St. Albert RCMP officer was patrolling the Riel Business Park when he saw a white Lexus turning east on Rayborn Crescent.
Curious as to why the vehicle was in such a remote location when all the businesses were closed, the officer investigated and found the vehicle parked in the back corner of a private lot on Rayborn Crescent.
When approached, the three men inside the vehicle all residents of Edmonton said they were just there to "smoke" and "hang out.
Upon searching, officers found a loaded Hi-Point, .45-calibre pistol wrapped in a towel by the drivers side door of the Lexus. Police checks revealed the firearm was stolen.
"This is a great example of the solid police work that is happening regularly in St. Albert. I am very happy to see a dangerous weapon taken off the street and steps will be taken to return it to its rightful owner, said detachment head Insp. Kevin Murray in a release.
The identities of the men have not being released since police are still investigating. No charges have been laid.
The gun was seized and is now in police storage.