At approximately 2:00 a.m. on the morning of December 3rd, 2016, an unknown person entered through an unlocked front entrance of a residence in the area of Sandy Beach in Sturgeon County. The residents were home at the time and were awoken to the sounds of their dogs barking.
Although the culprit appeared to be deterred by the barking dogs, the unidentified person did manage to steal a purse and sets of keys.
The residents attempted to track the culprit while calling 911. Police attended immediately, and although one set of vehicle keys were recovered nearby, the culprit, nor the other stolen items were located. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Police are reminding all residents to ensure their homes are secured whether at home or away, and to avoid leaving valuable items within easy and visible reach. As well, outdoor lighting, including motion lights are recommended as an added deterrent against potential break-ins.
Please contact the Morinville RCMP (780-939-4550) if any information relating to this event, or any similar event is known.
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 any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.