18 December 2016

Rural Break & Enter Interrupted by Home Owner

On December 16, 2016 at 14:13 hours a residence on Township 570 between Range Road 251 and 252 was broken into. The home owner was working in his home office when he heard footsteps and the rustling of bags. The homeowners wife had gone out Christmas shopping so he passed the noise off as his wife arriving home. 7-10 minutes later the homeowner came out of his office to greet his wife when he discovered Suspect 1 exiting a bedroom with a bottle of liquor. When confronted Suspect 1 stated, "Is this Jeff's place?" Suspect 1 went on to say he was supposed to be doing "some work" at Jeff's place.  Oddly enough the bedroom Suspect 1 was exiting housed the family's Christmas gifts that were waiting to be gift wrapped. Suspect 1 was escorted out of the house at which time the homeowner observed a newer model light blue coloured GMC pick up truck in his driveway.  Suspect 2 was seated in the drivers seat. The driver backed out of the driveway to prevent a licence plate from being obtained.  It is believed the suspects thought nobody was home and may have knocked at the door prior to gaining entry.
Suspect 1
Caucasian male 5'9"-5'10" tall, mid 30's, heavy set, scruffy beard, thick dark hair unkept and coming over ears, unkept appearance
Suspect 2
Caucasian male late 40's early 50's, long salt and pepper beard that hung down to top of chest, heavy build, unkept appearance

On December 13th, 2016 there were two residences that were forcibly entered while the home owners were away during the day in the area of Highway 633 and Range Road 271.  The two residences were located within a short distance of one another.  In both occurrences the garage door was pried open and then the master bedroom targeted.  There was a firearm stolen from the bedroom closet. There are no suspects at this time, however it is believed they used a vehicle as they are in a rural location. 
Any information can be referenced to Morinville RCMP file number 20161636036.

SRCWA #2016-121

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