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

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