At approximately 7:30 a.m on February 18, 2019, Police responded to the area of the Greenway Inn and highway 2a in the City of Lacombe where a vehicle had been reported stolen.
The victim reported that they had left their vehicle running to warm it up while they waited inside. Attempts to locate the vehicle by police and met with negative results.
Further investigation determined that a male suspect was standing outside the rear West entrance before quickly jumping in and driving away in the vehicle.
The male was described as approximately 5’10 – 6’0” tall, wearing a black coat, black toque and grey hoodie. The vehicle was later located in the Blackfalds area and returned to the owner. The suspect is still outstanding and the investigation is ongoing.
With the cold weather, Police are reminding people to ensure vehicles are locked while warming up. “We want to remind the citizens of Lacombe to be vigilant and to call in any suspicious activity day or night as we offer 24 hrs service, 7 days a week” states Constable Vaughan Bleasdale.
If you have information about this incident, please contact the Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3279 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
-Submitted by the Lacombe Police Service