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Police are investigating the theft of about $3,500 worth of company tools stolen from a truck parked on Finch Crescent earlier this month.

Between 6:30 p.m. June 9 and 2 p.m. June 10, someone broke into the van and stole several items including: numerous pipe wrenches, pipe fittings, saws, grinders, a socket set, impact sockets, laser chalk line, screwdrivers, ratchet sets, levels, tin snips, a Gerber knife and safety gear.

The van’s door was also damaged during the theft.

On June 9, a male suspect was seen stealing a dark grey bike from the rack at Wild Rose School in St. Albert. He was seen riding around the area on a red bike before cutting the lock on the grey bike and riding away.

He’s described as white skinned, wearing a red hat, black sweater, blue jeans and having a backpack.

The bike is described as dark grey with disc brakes, front suspension only, fluorescent yellow handlebars and brakes, and fluorescent yellow and orange handlebar grips.

“Everyone is encouraged to record the serial number of your bike and keep it in a safe place,” St. Albert RCMP Cpl. Laurel Kading said in a release. “Each year St. Albert has dozens of reports of stolen bikes, but rarely does the owner know the serial number.”

Being able to match an owner’s serial number with recovered stolen property can help reunite an owner with their stolen bike.

Police hope to get the public’s help to identify the culprit(s) responsible for damaging a truck parked at the St. Albert Wal-Mart.

On June 5 around 2:30 p.m., a bronze 2016 Buick Encore was parked, and when the owner returned after 45 minutes in the store, the vehicle had been keyed.

A note was left on the windshield alleging the driver didn’t park properly. Police are hoping to interview any witnesses to this incident.

Police are looking for two suspects involved in a gas-and-dash incident in St. Albert last month.

On May 18, 2016, officers were called to the Shell station on St. Albert Trail where a man and woman inside a silver Ford Explorer stole $48 worth of gas.

The male is described as being white skinned in his late 20s or early 30s, wearing blue jeans, a grey long-sleeved shirt and a Nike ball cap, and having tattoos on his arms and the side of his neck.

The female white skinned and in her 20s, with dyed red hair and wearing black leggings, a blue hoodie and glasses with thick lenses.

Police have been unable to track down a bumper-hitch travel trailer stolen from the Riel Storage Park in southwest St. Albert in April.

Some time between April 21 and April 28, a white 2011 North Trail Calibre Travel Trailer, with licence plate number 4RB333, was stolen. It had been at the lot for a while before it was discovered missing.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact the St. Albert police at 780-458-7700 or can report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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