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Lacombe Police Service responds to attempted car theft

Two suspects departed scene in a silver 2000 Dodge Caravan

On February 18, 2019 the Lacombe Police responded to the area of Bruns Cres after a witness observed two people attempting to break into a vehicle.

The two suspects departed the scene in a silver 2000 Dodge Caravan. Police were able to locate the vehicle in the area of 50th avenue at which time Police activated their emergency equipment to attempt a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to pull over and stop for police continuing northbound on Highway 2a. No police pursuit was initiated. Further investigation found the vehicle to be stolen out of the Wetaskiwin area.

The Lacombe Police Service would also like to advise the Public that in the month of February we saw an increase in vehicle entries and break and enters to homes reported in the Lacombe area.

Police would like to remind the public not to leave your keys and any valuables in your vehicles and to make sure to lock vehicle and home doors.

“Since February 16, 2019 police have responded to a large number of break and enters in the community. We want to encourage everyone 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.

Constable Bleasdale is the new Community Liaison Officer for the Lacombe Police Service.

If you have information about these incidents, please contact the Lacombe Police Service at 403- 7823279 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

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