RCMP respond quickly, but tool thieves were faster


(The following is the news release from the RCMP on a break-in and theft from an industrial business in Slave Lake. According to the owner, RCMP were on the scene 12 minutes after the alarm sounded. But by then the thieves had been gone for eight minutes.)

The Slave Lake RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle owner(s) of two pick-up trucks, believed to be responsible for breaking into a business in the early morning hours of January 7th, 2020.

At approximately 4:05 a.m. two pick-up style trucks entered the front compound of Sierra Industrial, on Caribou Trail in Slave Lake. Four suspects exited the vehicle and broke the front door to the business. They entered and stole over $30,000 worth of tools.

The suspect vehicles are described as: Grey or silver Chevrolet-style pick-up trucks, lifted and with black fender flares and no lining in the decks.

The suspects were wearing all black, including hats, gloves, and reflective jackets.

The stolen tools are described as 12 and 18-volt Milwaukee power tools and a large number of DeWalt cordless power tools. Other industrial tools include drills, grinders, impacts, grease guns, nailers and tool kits.

Approximately $1,000 in cash also went missing.

The Slave Lake RCMP continues to investigate this matter including identifying the individual(s). Anyone with information to assist with the investigation, please contact the Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999 or your local police detachment. If you see something suspicious, report it to your local police. If you see a crime in progress, call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.p3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

A security camera image provided by the RCMP shows the Jan. 7 break-in at Sierra Industrial in Slave Lake taking place.

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