Edmonton Police recover stolen Griesbach memorial plaques and seek suspect(s) responsible

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating the theft of several memorial plaques from the Griesbach community, after they were discovered missing yesterday morning.

On July 25, 2017, it was reported that 17 memorial plaques were stolen from a green space in Griesbach. Investigators believe the plaques were stolen sometime between Sunday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

This morning, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, police were contacted by a local scrap metal dealer after the plaques were recognized through local media coverage.

“We have recovered the majority of the stolen plaques, which are unfortunately unsalvageable due to extensive damage,” says Det. Eric Wilde with Northwest Division’s Criminal Investigation Section.

Police have not made any arrests in relation to this investigation.

“We encourage any residents who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the Griesbach community over the last several days, to contact police,” says Wilde.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect(s) involved is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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