After several guns were stolen from a sporting goods store in a central Alberta town over the weekend, RCMP released photos of some of the suspects and a suspect vehicle in hopes of triggering tips from the public about who was responsible.
Officers responded to break-in alarms going off at Bashaw Sports at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Police said just before officers arrived, four male suspects left the scene in two trucks with stolen guns.
“The suspect males used a Chevrolet GMT-400 truck to smash the front door and gain entry to the store,” RCMP said in a news release. “Once inside, they removed guns from locked cases.
RCMP said one suspect was wearing a dark jacket with two horizontal red stripes on the chest, a grey hooded sweater under the jacket, blue jeans, work gloves and white and brown shoes.
A second suspect was described as 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.
According to police, a third suspect was wearing a dark jacket with light-coloured stripes down the sides, a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, dark gloves and white Adidas sneakers.
A fourth suspect was only described as wearing a dark jacket and a dark toque,
Photos of the suspects and the suspect vehicles can be viewed at the bottom of this article.
Police said officers later found the Chevrolet GMT-400 truck suspected of being used in the break-in, in the village of Heisler. Police believe it had previously been stolen.
Anyone with information about the break-in, the suspects or their whereabouts is asked to phone the Bashaw RCMP detachment at 780-372-3793.
Tips can also be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.
Bashaw is located about 140 kilometres southeast of Edmonton.
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