Hanna RCMP hands full with break-in investigations
Hanna RCMP are investigating two recent break and enters. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for a break and enter that occurred on January 18, 2017. Sometime between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on January 18, suspects broke into a building in the Hanna district. Once inside, they took four 7.62 x 39 calibre SKS semi-automatic rifles, a Hipoint 40 calibre semi-automatic rifle, a Benelli Super Sport 20 gauge shotgun, a 308 calibre Norinco M14 semi-automatic rifle, a 22 calibre STG Schmeisser semi-automatic rifle, a green “Stack-On” gun cabinet and assorted ammunition and liquor.
Security cameras captured images of the suspects and the vehicle they were driving. One suspect is believed to be female with a slight build, short (approximately 5’) wearing black clothing and facemask. This suspect was wearing very distinct black and red gloves.
The second suspect is believed to be male, approximately 6’ tall with a medium to heavy build. He was wearing dark clothing and facemask and distinct black and red gloves.
The vehicle used in the offence was an older model extended cab Dodge Ram (2002 to 2008). The truck has pinstriping or damage on the right side. It also has a box cover (tonneau cover).
Two days later, police opened an investigation of a break-in at the Waste Management Facility north of Hanna during the evening of January 20, 2017.
Suspects cut the lock on the access gate, entered the com- pound and stole 30-60 used automotive batteries. When the suspect(s) left, they left behind a green plastic tub with various hoses in it and a black milk crate with tools in it. Between Saturday, January 21 and the morning of Monday, January 23, the suspect(s) returned and retrieved the plastic tub and milk crate.
An employee was able to take photographs of the plastic tub and milk crate prior to the suspect(s) returning for them.
“We want to encourage people to report suspicious activity to us as soon as possible,” Says Cpl. Trent Sperlie, Hanna RCMP. “If you are able to note a licence plate or get a photo of a vehicle and get that to us, it can be a big help to our investigation.”
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Hanna RCMP at 403-854-3391. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers. ab.ca] for instructions on how to do it). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.