15 August 2016

Rural Home Invasion near Gibbons

Morinville RCMP respond to rural home invasion
Gibbons, Alberta – On August 10 in the early morning hours, Morinville RCMP were dispatched to a home invasion at a rural property near Gibbons.  Unidentified masked individuals forced entry into the home and stole property from the home, including the homeowner’s Van.
Late in the evening on August 9 three or four males wearing gloves and masks broke into a rural property.  One of the suspects was armed with what is believed to be a shotgun.  The homeowner was tied up while his home and property was ransacked.  After the suspects departed, the homeowner managed to walk to a neighbouring property to seek police assistance.
The 68-year-old homeowner suffered only minor injuries during this incident.
The items that were stolen from this residence were likely known to be there by only a few people.  It is believed that this was not a random, but rather a targeted occurrence and that the suspects came prepared with a trailer.
The Morinville RCMP continue to investigate this occurrence with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.
If you have information about this investigation, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520, or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

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This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to the above or any other crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 
780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.