Thief in stolen worker vest hits Lowes, Finest Purchase in St. Albert


Thief in stolen employee vest hits Lowes, Best Buy in St. Albert

Man poses as Lowes worker for merchandise theft

RCMP in St. Albert are looking for a suspect who spent hours inside a Lowe’s retailer planning a big theft earlier than heading to a close-by Finest Purchase and stealing merchandise price as much as $4,000.

Within the late afternoon of Oct. 6, a person entered the Lowe’s retailer and spent two to a few hours inside, “arranging and making ready for a big theft, roughly $15,000,” St. Albert RCMP mentioned in a information launch Friday.

He went by the shop, “destroying safety sensors with a hammer and organising gadgets to take,” the information launch mentioned.

The person was caught on surveillance video leaving the shop and coming again in a number of occasions, however police do not know if he stole any merchandise from Lowe’s.

The video would not point out “whether or not merchandise left with him,” Const. M-J Burroughs informed CBC Information.

Round 7:30 p.m. the identical day, the identical man entered the Finest Purchase retailer carrying the stolen Lowe’s worker vest. The Finest Purchase is one kilometre south of the Lowe’s retailer.

At Finest Purchase, the thief stole screens, moveable audio system and a vacuum with a complete worth of $3,500 to $4,000, police mentioned. The theft was caught on video surveillance.

The suspect has a medium/slender construct, quick brown hair, a receding hairline and quick facial hair. He was carrying darkish clothes and a Lowe’s worker vest.

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The St. Albert RCMP is asking for public help to assist monitor down a person who posed as a Lowes worker and stole gadgets from Finest Purchase.

Police mentioned on Oct. 6 within the late afternoon, a person entered Lowes and spent two to a few hours within the retailer arranging and making ready for a big theft of round $15,000 in merchandise. The person entered the managers workplace, stole a Lowes vest and went by the warehouse, destroying safety sensors with a hammer and organising gadgets to take.

Later that day, round 7:30 p.m., the identical man entered Finest Purchase whereas nonetheless carrying the Lowes vest and stole $3,500 to $4,000 price of screens, moveable audio system and a vacuum. The person was caught on video surveillance.

The RCMP is asking the general public for assist to determine the person who has quick brown hair with a receding hairline. He has a medium slender construct with quick facial hair. The person was carrying darkish clothes and a Lowes worker vest on the time of the crime.

When you have details about this crime and want to stay nameless, contact Crime Stoppers by cellphone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), on-line at, or with the P3 Suggestions app. Crime Stoppers doesn’t acquire details about your id. A tip resulting in an arrest could also be eligible for a reward of as much as $2,000.

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court docket and crime; common information and options.


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