Ponoka RCMP ask the public’s assistance identifying suspects in two separate liquor theft incidents at Sobeys Liquor. Police say they occurred March 10 and 12. RCMP photo

Ponoka RCMP investigate liquor theft

Police are looking for two suspects involved in an alleged theft of liquor at the Sobeys Liquor

Ponoka RCMP are looking for suspects involved in two different liquor theft incidents at Sobeys Liquor.

The first occurred on March 10, say police, when a woman entered the building and allegedly stole a bottle of Alberta Premium Rye Whiskey. She entered the store with two other people and is said to have put the bottle in her purse and left in a dark coloured Pontiac van. It is described as having tape on the passenger side hood.

The second theft occurred on March 12 just before 11 p.m.

A man, believed to have been part of the same group on March 10, entered the store with a woman. Ponoka RCMP allege that the pair stole two bottles of Smirnoff vodka.

It is believed the modus operandi of the pair is to keep cashiers distracted by attempting to pay for liquor with a debit card that gets declined while another person, in this case the woman, takes the liquor.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. 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. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

Ponoka RCMP ask the public’s assistance identifying suspects in two separate liquor theft incidents at Sobeys Liquor. Police say they occurred March 10 and 12. RCMP photo

Ponoka RCMP ask the public’s assistance identifying suspects in two separate liquor theft incidents at Sobeys Liquor. Police say they occurred March 10 and 12. RCMP photo

Just Posted

Reflections: The early construction of then Ponoka mental hospital

Looking at the early development of then provincial mental hospital in Ponoka

Wolf Creek Schools superintendent receives contract extension

Jayson Lovell will continue to serve as superintendent through 2024

Ponoka fire crews deal with trailer fire on the QEII

There wasn’t much left of a 53 foot trailer after it went up in flames near Ponoka

Suspects from Ponoka charged in pawn shop theft

Ponoka RCMP say the two face several charges from Stampede Pawn incident

Ponoka provides update on recent water main breaks

Some roads continue to be closed to traffic as repairs to be completed

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

Police say the gunman in the shooting that killed 50 acted alone

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Notley’s government puts priority on health care in throne speech

Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell kicked off the legislature session

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Ponoka RCMP on lookout for stolen pickup

The black 2011 Ford F350 King Ranch pickup was stolen from a rural residence

B.C. argues it cannot stop Trans Mountain, but it can protect environment

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says only Ottawa has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick retires in wake of SNC-Lavalin case

Jody Wilson-Raybould accused Wernick of pressuring her to head off criminal charges for the firm

Most Read