Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating recent break and enters that occurred at Fire Halls in the County.
On Mar. 2, in the early morning hours, RCMP responded to a break and enter at the Sexsmith Fire Hall. The suspect, who was wearing a mask, gained entry to the building and left with a green and black portable radio, and a laptop computer.
At approximately 4 a.m. on Mar. 12, two male suspects forcibly entered the Bezanson Fire Hall. Both suspects appear to be Caucasian and were wearing gloves and masks.
Numerous items were taken from the Fire Hall, including the following:
• soft body armour with the words ‘Fire’ across chest x3
• extrication tools
• Stihl chainsaws
• Milwaukee cordless tools
• Honda generator
• Hotsy pressure washer
The estimated value of the items taken is $30,000 – $40,000.
The theft of these items is particularly concerning as the loss could directly impact the ability of Fire Services to respond to emergency calls from the public.
If you have information regarding this crime or other suspicious activity, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Grande Prairie RCMP
File 2020-229193 & 2020-351994
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