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On Monday, April 17th between the hours of, a rural residential property along Rge Rd 273 near Gladeau Lake was broken into by unknown persons. A few items were stolen from the home and a detached garage before the suspect(s) departed, possibly in a white truck (no further description available). Luckily, nothing else was taken and there were no obvious signs of forced entry.
The following items were stolen:
Furthermore, approx. 2 weeks prior, the residents discovered a suspicious male lurking near their front door during the late afternoon. As their vehicles were not present out front, it gave the appearance that no one was home. Once challenged, the male indicated he was looking for someone particular. As the named person did not reside there, the male departed in an older late 90's champagne coloured SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer or similar. Although it's unknown if these two events are related, Police are concerned that person(s) may be targeting homes in advance.
The male is described as Caucasian, 30-35 years old, 6 ft tall, slender build, dirty blond hair, scruffy appearance, and wearing a Carhartt work jacket.
Morinville RCMP would like to remind all residents to be vigilant of any suspicious activity occurring in or around their homes, and to ensure all windows and doors are secured and covered to prevent easy viewing of property inside the home. Residents are encouraged to contact police to report any suspicious activity, and to keep their own safety in mind at all times.
Should anyone have any information pertaining to the above incidents, or the stolen property, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or 780-939-4520.