Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is asking the public for assistance locating a 29-year-old female wanted on more than 30 outstanding warrants.
In November 2018, the EPS issued a media release seeking assistance identifying a female that was believed to be involved in multiple theft from liquor stores citywide. Investigators have since identified the female suspect as Valynda Davis, 29, and are seeking the public’s assistance locating her.
Officers believe that Davis has been involved in at least 21 thefts since August 2018, the most recent taking place on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Liquor Depot in the area of 87 Avenue and 156 Street. While active citywide, she is known to frequent liquor stores in the city’s west end and is currently wanted on 31 outstanding warrants, including possession of a dangerous weapon and theft under $5,000 (x18). Additional warrants are pending.
Davis is described as an Indigenous female with long hair. She is approximately 5’5” tall and weighs approximately 200 lbs. In the most recent thefts, she reportedly wore a black and white grid patterned coat and sometimes, dark-rimmed glasses. She may also carry a backpack or a large oversized tote.
Initially, Davis was described as having bleached blonde hair. Investigators believe she has since changed her hair to a darker colour and have included multiple photos of her below.
Anyone with information about Davis’ whereabouts is encouraged 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.
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a female, recently identified as Valynda Davis, reportedly entered a Liquor Depot in the area of 133 Street and 114 Avenue, walked through the aisles and placed two bottles of alcohol in her handbag. After she was approached by staff and asked for identification she allegedly refused to provide it and left the store without making any attempt to pay, taking a third bottle of alcohol as she exited.
Between April 7, 2018 and the media release issued on Nov. 16, 2018, Davis was believed to be linked to more than 14 thefts from liquor stores in the Edmonton area.
MRU #: 18R128-1
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