For Immediate Release / August 9, 2019

RCMP - Crime Stoppers- Garage door openers targeted

Due to a recent increase in theft from motor vehicles where garage door openers have been stolen and garages and homes being entered and property stolen. The St. Albert RCMP are reminding the public to secure their valuables including garage openers. 

Garage openers can be taken out of the vehicle and secured in the home if the vehicle is parked outside. Alternatively, it can be locked in a glove compartment. For any theft, removing the opportunity for it to occur is the best solution for prevention. 

It's 9 p.m., have you:

  • remove valuables and garage door opener from the vehicle?
  • closed windows and overhead garage doors?
  • lock house and vehicle doors? 


If you have information about a crime, please call the St. Albert RCMP at 780 458 7700. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or with the P3 Tips app. Crime Stoppers does not collect information about your identity. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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Last edited: October 15, 2019