Dino merchandise missing after thieves hit Jurassic Forest


Trio of thieves hit Jurassic Forest

Dinosaur skull replicas, glass figurines of dinosaurs, and a number of electronics are missing after the Jurassic Forest Theme Park near Gibbons was hit by thieves.

Just before 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 2 the Morinville RCMP responded to a report that a trio of men were in the process of a break and enter and theft from the theme park. The men drove a U-Haul cube van into the property by compromising the gate.

The first man is described as wearing black pants, a black Canada Goose parka, a grey hoodie with the hood up. The man was wearing white and black gloves.

The second man is described as wearing blue jeans, grey sweater or jacket under a black jacket with a white and grey stripe. The man wore his grey hood up and black and yellow gloves. The man has a moustache and goatee and was carrying a crowbar.

The third man was wearing blue jeans, a black bomber-style winter jacket, black gloves and a black balaclava.

RCMP suspect that this person broke into five vehicles in an underground parking garage in November 2017 and stole multiple items, including a laptop, wallet, iPad and cash.

Surveillance video released

The RCMP have released surveillance video of a suspect linked to multiple thefts from vehicles in November.

A thief gained access to the underground parking garage at 3 Perron Street and broke into several cars. The RCMP received five reports that vehicles were entered by the thief and some of the vehicles suffered damage. The thief took a laptop, a wallet, credit cards, an iPod, money and sunglasses.

The RCMP say that obtaining surveillance video can be a lengthy process in some investigations. The RCMP are now releasing the photos to help the public identify the person of interest.

RCMP are asking for help identifying this woman who is suspected of stealing two cartons of cigarettes from a 7-Eleven on Jan. 23.

Cigarette theft at 7-Eleven

A woman stole two cartons of cigarettes from the 7-Eleven on St. Anne Street.

The woman asked the clerk for a price check on two cartons of cigarettes and while the clerk was checking the till the thief put the cartons in her purse and left the store.

The suspected thief is being described as a Caucasian woman in her 50s who stands about five-feet, five-inches tall. She had long scraggly blonde hair and was wearing a black leather jacket and carrying a large black leather purse.

RCMP are asking the public for help identifying this woman who is suspected to have been involved in a theft from Save-On-Foods.

Theft at Save-On Foods

A man and woman made off with a few bags of groceries from the Save-On Foods at 140 St. Albert Road.

On the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 22 a man and a woman went to the Save-On Foods and filled their own shopping bags with groceries. The duo attempted to leave the store with the cart but were intercepted by the staff. The two grabbed some bags and left the store with the stolen groceries and left some of the bags behind in the cart.

The male suspect is described as being around six-feet tall, Caucasian with a tattoo on his neck. He was wearing a black coat, black hat and ear muffs.

The woman is described as standing between five-feet, eight-inches and five-feet, ten-inches tall. She is Caucasian, with a nose ring and was wearing a tan coat.

The St. Albert RCMP have shared the suspect descriptions with neighbouring police agencies in an attempt to identify the two suspects and to prevent further thefts by the duo.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 or the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.tipsubmit.com.


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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court and crime; general news and features.