Wabamun Alberta – On Monday September 12th, 2016 at approximately 7:00 AM the Stony Plain/ Spruce Grove/Enoch RCMP responded to a complaint in which two unknown persons had attempted to steal a truck and travel trailer from a residence in Wabamun. An anti-theft device prevented the vehicle from leaving the area. It is believed that one of the suspects fired a handgun in the direction of the victim’s home during this offence.
No one was injured.
Video surveillance footage of this offence was provided to the police right away and may provide important evidence in identifying and charging the 2 suspects.
The video has also been released on social media. The RCMP would like to remind people that the police do release video and still images once all other efforts to identify offenders have been exhausted. Dissemination of video without the authorization of the police can seriously compromise the police’s ability to preserve evidence, and identify offenders. Although most social media groups have good intentions in posting videos for public viewing, the effects on a case are not known in the early stages of an investigation.
Police are currently investigating this matter and are seeking the public’s assistance. If you have any information about this please call the Stony Plain RCMP Detachment at 780-968-7267 or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phoning 1-800-222-8477.
Stony Plain RCMP