May 2017 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP look for lottery ticket and vehicle thief

May 26, 2017 2:45 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who police believe is making a habit of stealing lottery tickets from convenience stores then making his escape in a stolen vehicle.

At 8:30 pm on May 19, RCMP were called to the Express 24 in Highland Green after a man stole a tray of lottery tickets then fled in a silver Pontiac Grand Am that had been reported stolen out of Aldersyde the day before.

Red Deer RCMP are releasing a surveillance photo of the suspect, who they believe is responsible for a similar theft on February 19 at the same location. At that time, the suspect stole a tray of lottery tickets and drove away in a Ford F350 that had been stolen out of Blackfalds, then recovered the truck in Red Deer on February 22.

The suspect is described as tall, Caucasian, approximately 40 to 50 years old, in both instances wearing a ball cap.

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate. If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.


Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP

photo of lottery ticket thief