St. Albert, Alberta – On July 1st, 2017 at approximately 12:30 AM, two unknown males broke into a basement suite of an apartment complex on Gainsborough Avenue in St. Albert. Reports indicate that two individuals, one wearing a balaclava entered the basement suite by pushing in a large fan which was seated in the open window.
The lone male adult occupant struggled with one of the suspects and fled the apartment by the door to the hallway. Both suspects left the apartment through the window and fled the area.
Nothing was taking from the residence. The tenant suffered from a small scratch on his right forearm.
St. Albert RCMP searched the area along with the assistance of the K Division RCMP Police Dog Service unit, but was unable to locate the suspects. The continued police investigation had led the RCMP to believe that the suspects were aware of certain property within this apartment, and targeted the apartment. The RCMP do not feel that this was a random home invasion.
The suspects are described as follows:
- Aboriginal male
- Mid 20’s
- Approximately 5″9
- Slight build
- Black hair
- Small black star tattoo under left eye
- Caucasian male
- Approximately 6″1
- Average build
- Wearing a balaclava and a black coat
With the assistance of a RCMP Composite Artist, a sketch of one of the suspects has been made. This sketch is now being released to try to identify the people responsible for this crime.
If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
Police File: 2017-832988
St. Albert RCMP