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For Immediate Release | December 06, 2017

RCMP - Crime Stoppers - Theft of Purse from Superstore Parking Lot

File: 2017-1643891

On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, at approximately 4:42 PM, St. Albert RCMP responded to a report of theft at St. Albert Superstore. The complainant reported that her purse was taken from her vehicle while she was returning the shopping cart. The victim told police that the individual who stole her purse fled in a blue car. The victim was not able to obtain a description of the unknown individual.

St. Albert RCMP would like to warn the residents to be cautious in store lots. Purse thefts in store lots occur in one of two ways, the first being while the woman typically with younger children is loading the vehicle with groceries the suspect slips up and steals the purse from the front seat area as the vehicle is unlocked or doors are ajar. The second opportunity being exploited is when the shopping cart is returned to the storage area the purse is stolen as the vehicle is unlocked.

To avoid being victimized please consider bringing your purse with you and securing/locking your vehicle while returning the cart. Please consider adopting these changes in an effort to avoid being victimized, efforts to identify and arrest the suspects continue.

St. Albert RCMP is looking for your help on this crime. If you have any information about this or any crime, call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers.  At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00.  We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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