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RCMP Airdrie – Thieves Target Schoolchildren

RCMP-Crest-insigne1-e1393524295759.jpgAirdrie, Alberta – Seven Airdrie schoolchildren have had their bike locks cut and their bikes stolen.

On October 7th, 2014, 3 bikes were taken from Muriel Clayton Middle School, and two from C.W. Perry Middle School. 2 were reported taken the previous week at Muriel Clayton. In all instances, bikes were properly locked, but the chains were cut.

The thefts occurred sometime during school hours. All bikes were of high quality.

Witnesses and staff members are being interviewed for any possible information. The investigation continues, and RCMP is requesting the assistance of the public. Anyone who has any information regarding these incidents is requested to contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403 945-7200.

“To a child, a bicycle is not just a piece of property. It is a Birthday gift, a Christmas gift, or a first purchase with saved money from a paper route.“ Cst. Jason CURTIS, Airdrie RCMP Media Liaison.

If you have information, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. 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), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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