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Airdrie RCMP seeking public assistance in relation to stolen RCMP equipment

20160519_141343_HDR_resizedAirdrie, Alta – Airdrie RCMP need the public’s help in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for breaking into two RCMP vehicles and stealing equipment. On the morning of Wednesday, May 18th officers discovered that two police vehicles had been broken into at some point overnight.  Both vehicles were vandalized during the thieves’ efforts to gain entry.

The vehicles were parked in the Ramada Inn parking lot in Airdrie, just off the QE2 Highway.  The RCMP officers were from British Columbia and on their way home after assisting with the wildfires in Fort McMurray.  The officers stayed overnight at the hotel before travelling back to their home detachments.

20160519_141519_HDR_resizedThe following equipment was stolen from the vehicles:

  • 1 Duty belt – image attached
  • 5 RCMP dark blue pants and shirt
  • 1 RCMP shoulder flash
  • 2 RCMP baseball caps
  • 1 can of pepper spray – image attached
  • 2 pairs of handcuffs
  • 1 pocket multi-tool (Leatherman )
  • 3 Ammunition magazines containing 9mm bullets (15 rounds per magazine) – image attached

RCMP are asking anyone who may have information regarding this theft to call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200.  If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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