Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested a woman after she used keys from a stolen purse to break into the victim’s residence, where she was caught by another resident and detained until police arrived.
At 11 am on October 5, RCMP were called to a residence in Riverside Meadows in response to a report that a man had interrupted a woman as she was inside his home attempting to steal property. The resident detained the suspect and called police. As RCMP responded to this incident, they received a call from another resident of the home reporting that her purse had been stolen that morning from a locker at a recreation centre. The RCMP investigation determined that the woman caught breaking into the home was the same suspect who had stolen the purse earlier. Identification and keys from the purse were used to locate and enter the home.
19 year old Paige Toews of Red Deer faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 348(a)(a) – Break and enter
- Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft of purse
Paige Toews has been released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 7 at 8:30 am.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP