RCMP Requesting Assistance from Public to Identify Suspect

Balzac, Alberta – The RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male involved in a theft from Costco.

At approximately 5:00pm on July 30th, 2014, a male suspected entered the Costco Wholesale Store in Balzac. The male selected a $600.00 upright vacuum, and brought it to the returns counter. The male told the counter staff he had received the vacuum as a gift and wished to return it. When asked for his membership card, the male said it was in his vehicle and departed with the vacuum. The male did not return. Staff quickly realized what had occurred and contacted RCMP, providing high quality video surveillance and staff witness statements.

The suspect is described as;

Exit Employee Doors· Male

· Caucasian

· Dark hair

· Approximately 5’7, average build

· Wearing a blue patterned shift with jeans

Other Costco stores in the area have had similar instances with a male matching this description.

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 http://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.