Balzac, Alberta– On November 3, 2016, at approximately 3:25 p.m., Airdrie Rural RCMP was dispatched to a theft from a jewellery store at CrossIron Mills mall in Balzac. The suspect male had stolen a ring and fled the Mall. He was located and arrested shortly after by members at a nearby gas station. The suspect was also associated to a stolen Audi A4 that was taken out of the Edmonton area.
The male was identified as 29 year old Ryan BABCOCK from Ponoka, and was subsequently charged with theft under, breach, and possession of stolen property. He also had arrest warrants out of Edmonton for possession of a dangerous weapon.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to contactAirdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Police file #2016-1460177