Police investigating after unmarked RCMP vehicle stolen in Calgary – RECOVERED

Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Police Service is investigating the theft of an unmarked RCMP vehicle containing police equipment from a northeast Calgary parking lot.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, between approximately 10:15 and 10:35 p.m., the unmarked RCMP vehicle was taken from the parking lot, located in northeast Calgary. At the time of the incident, the on-duty RCMP officer was inside a nearby building and had placed the keys to the vehicle in a bag, which was placed inside a locker. The bag with the keys was stolen from the locker at which point the offender(s) gained access to the vehicle.

As the officer was on duty, the vehicle contained police equipment, including police identification and a police badge, soft body armour, pepper spray, handcuffs, baton, and a loaded Smith & Wesson handgun.

The vehicle is described as a silver 2018 Nissan Rogue with Alberta licence plate PBY-884.

The vehicle is described as a silver 2018 Nissan Rogue with Alberta licence plate PBY-884.
The vehicle is described as a silver 2018 Nissan Rogue with Alberta licence plate PBY-884.

Citizens are reminded that they can request identification from anyone identifying themselves as a police officer and can also call the police non-emergency number to confirm an officer’s identity.

Anyone with information about the stolen vehicle or its contents is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #19103392

Calgary Police Service

UPDATE

RCMP vehicle and equipment recovered

An RCMP vehicle and several items of police equipment have been recovered after having been stolen last week.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, between approximately 10:15 and 10:35 p.m., an unmarked RCMP vehicle was taken from the parking lot, located in northeast Calgary. The vehicle also contained police equipment, including police identification and a police badge, soft body armour, pepper spray, handcuffs, and a Smith & Wesson handgun.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the vehicle was recovered from a church parking lot, located in the 2800 block of 19 Street N.W.

Several additional items have since been located by Calgary police, including the police badge. The firearm and soft body armour were recovered on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #19103392



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