Thieves take coins in store theft
Police seek tips from public
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 06:00 am
Police are searching for two men who snatched more than $1,000 worth of coins from the Canada Post Station at a local Shoppers Drug Mart two weeks ago.
Last week the RCMP released stills from the store’s security footage to the public, hoping someone would be able to identify the suspects.
Const. M-J Burroughs of the St. Albert RCMP said there have been a few tips so far but no arrests. She encouraged members of the public to step forward if they have any information about the shoplifting.
“Releasing photos to the public is something we only do when we feel all other options have been exhausted,” Burroughs said.
“Our information is limited and we are looking for the public’s help.”
The photographs are of a fairly high quality and police hope the suspects will be identified quickly.
Display coins are an unusual target for shoplifters, said Burroughs. She could not recall a similar theft ever occurring in St. Albert.
The brazen theft occurred just days before Statistics Canada released numbers declaring St. Albert as one of the safest municipalities in the country last year.
If you have any information regarding this or any incident call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).