Edmonton Police arrest male suspect in connection to ATM theft series, seek to identify more suspects

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has arrested and charged a 36-year-old male in connection to three ATM machine thefts from businesses across the city.

Between June 13, 2019 and July 11, 2019, a total of 10 confirmed break and enters have been reported to police in and around Edmonton, where ATM machines were targeted. Some of the break and enters were successful, while others were not.

On Thursday, July 18th, Southeast Division investigators arrested Richard Fabbi, 36, at a west Edmonton commercial complex. Investigators charged Fabbi in connection to three of the 10 incidents including:

July 9, 2019 @ 4:20 a.m.

Northwest Division patrol members were dispatched to an establishment near Castledowns Road and 152 Street, following a break and enter call. Suspects made off with an ATM machine, a cordless debit machine and several bottles of alcohol. The building sustained some damage.

July 9, 2019 @ 4:40 a.m.

West Division patrol members were dispatched to a commercial complex near 216 Avenue and Stony Plain Road, following a break and enter call. Suspects made off with an ATM cash box from the business’s lobby. The building sustained extensive damage.

July 11, 2019 @ 6 a.m.

Southeast Division patrol members were dispatched to a commercial location near 11 Avenue and Knottwood Road, following a break and enter call. Suspects attempted, but failed, to make off with any valuables inside the premises. The building sustained some damage.

Fabbi is charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 (x7), possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000, mischief (x2), break and enter (x3), possession of a prohibitive firearm (x2), possession of a firearm knowing it was unauthorized, careless storage of a firearm, breach of recognizance (x3), suspended driving (x6).

Investigators continue to seek information regarding other suspects in relation to the remaining seven ATM incidents. Police are looking to identify the two individuals seen in the surveillance image below.

Edmonton ATM Theft Suspects
Edmonton ATM Theft Suspects

Anyone with information about these two suspects and/or this ATM theft series 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.

MRU #: 19R080

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