Witness scares off suspected thieves

Suspected thieves scared off by quick thinking witness.

  • Mar. 9, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Ponoka News Staff

A witness may have contributed to the failure of a break-and-enter attempt at the No Frills parking lot on Thursday, March 3. RCMP were notified of the attempt by the witness who described to the police how a suspect was in possession of a flat tool and was prying on the door of the vehicle. When the witness pulled up, a second suspect was observed as signaling to the first suspect to leave. Both suspects then left the scene in a 95-98 Xtracab Chev driving in southerly direction on Highway 2A. Upon examination, it was concluded that nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle although damage was done to the passenger door.

The file is still under investigation.

Thefts of various nature

Ponoka RCMP attended on Sunday, March 6 to a rural residence along Highway 795 upon a complaint of theft. Sometime during the night, unknown suspects were understood to have entered an unlocked shop and stolen two dirt bikes. File is currently under investigation.

The same day, a shoplifter was reported to police and a 24-year-old female from Ponoka was caught stealing perfume and other consumables when the alarm was set off as she was leaving a business on 50 Street. The female was transported to the Ponoka Detachment, where she was charged with theft under $5,000. She is to appear in court April 01.

Also theft of liquor from a Ponoka business was reported to the police. Two First Nation males were found to have stolen a 40-pound container of Silent Sam Vodka. One male was wearing blue headphones, red jacket and red pants. Second subject had a black toque with the slogan “whatever” emblazoned on the front. He was also wearing a black jacket with black pants.

If you have information on these and other criminal activities, 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 arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.