The front of Bashaw Sports was still getting repairs in the afternoon of Dec. 7 after thieves rammed a truck through the door and one window. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Smash and grab at Bashaw Sports

Police looking to identify suspects in brazen early morning theft

Bashaw RCMP are hoping that someone will have information on or can identify the four suspects that used a stolen truck for a smash and grab at Bashaw Sports on Dec. 7.

Around 4:30 a.m., the suspects used a stolen blue/grey Chevrolet GMT-400 to ram their way into the store, then proceeded to ransack the locked gun cases inside. It’s estimated about 20 to 25 guns were stolen and loaded into a second pick up, a white four-door Chevrolet, before the suspects fled the area.

Bashaw’s video surveillance system was invaluable in spotting both the suspects and the vehicles.

The GMT-400 pick up was later recovered abandoned near the village of Heisler, about 40 km east of Bashaw.

The four suspects are described as: #1 — wearing a dark jacket with two horizontal red stripes on the chest with a grey hooded sweater under it, blue jeans, work gloves and shoes that were white and brown; #2 — wearing a black jacket over a grey hooded sweatshirt, a dark ball cap with a lighter coloured logo, dark jeans, black gloves and black boots; #3 — wearing a dark jacket with light coloured stripes down the sides, a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, dark gloves, white Adidas sneakers; #4 — wearing a dark jacket and a dark toque.

Anyone with information or can recognize or knows any of the suspects are urged to contact the Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793 or their local police. Anonymous tips can be provided without revealing your identity to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or through the P3 Tips app or at www.P3Tips.com.

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Video surveillance caught the suspects and both vehicles used in the early morning theft with police hoping someone can provide information that will lead to their arrest and the stolen guns. Image: RCMP

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