Rocky View County, Alberta – On Sept. 23, 2022, at approximately 9:50 a.m., Cochrane RCMP were dispatched to a theft that had just occurred at a residence in the Springbank area in Rocky View County. The victim had been working in his garage and went inside his home briefly. When he returned, he discovered a suspect had just stolen items from his garage. The suspect got into a waiting vehicle with another male suspect inside. A confrontation then occurred in which the victim was bear sprayed and dragged a short distance as the vehicle fled the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries. He was treated by EMS on scene and was released.
RCMP from Cochrane, Stoney Nakoda, Rocky View County, and the RCMP Alberta Traffic Unit (ATU) responded. With additional assistance from the Calgary Police Service HAWC helicopter and Tsuu T’ina Police Service, an extensive search was conducted but the suspects were not located.
The suspect vehicle is described as a red 2017 Audi Q3, with Alberta licence plate PTY518. This vehicle was reported stolen out of Turner Valley, Alta.
· 18-20 year old male
· Heavy build
· With a round face and black hair.
· Wearing a green traffic vest.
· He got into the driver’s seat of the suspect vehicle.
· Wearing a similar green traffic vest.
· He remained in the passenger seat during the incident.
It is believed these suspects could be armed. If you see them, please call 911 and do not approach them.
Cochrane RCMP continue to investigate this incident and are asking anyone with video surveillance in the area of Crooked Pond Creek and Lott Creek Drive in Rocky View County, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2022, to call Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 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.
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