Sundre RCMP Investigate Theft Of Truck & Pointing Of Firearm

Sundre RCMP are searching for a stolen pickup truck as well as a male and a female suspect following an incident at a rural residence in the Eagle Hill area on Thursday, March 7th.

Sundre, AB ~ On Thursday, March 7th at 10:47am, RCMP Sundre detachment received a complaint that a vehicle was just stolen from a rural residence in the Eagle Hill area just east of the town of Sundre.

Police attended and learned that the home owner was out of the country and he contacted family members to attend his residence as his video security system alerted him that an unknown dark Lexus SUV with two suspicious people was outside his residence.

The father of the home owner attended and found two individuals, a man and a woman, in the process of driving the home owner's pickup truck out of the garage. The father knew immediately that the two individuals were thieves and used his vehicle to block the them from stealing his son's pickup truck.

The home owner's brother arrived at the residence at the moment the thieves were fleeing in both the Lexus SUV and pickup truck. The thieves drove around the father's truck that was initially blocking them and fled down the long driveway. The two family members jumped into their vehicle and went after the duo. The thieves then encountered a third family member of the home owner who had used her vehicle to block their exit. Thieves managed to drive through the ditch and around that vehicle and onto the main road heading north.

The family members pursued after the thieves in their own vehicles and chased them down a dead end road. The family members used their vehicle and waited for the culprits to turnaround and come back which they did. The female in the Lexus SUV hit the ditch and got it stuck. She jumped out of the Lexus and into the stolen pickup truck with the male.

The male approached the two family members who were blocking the road and pointed a sawed off small calibre rifle at them. He demanded they get out of his way. They did not. The thief then drove into the ditch where he momentarily got stuck in the snow. One of the family members obtained a photo of the driver before he managed to get the pickup truck free and get away.

The pickup truck is a black 2016 GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel with Alberta plate BWL6101 and VIN 1GT42YE8XGF288853. The truck will have minor damage to both the front driver side and front passenger side.

The first suspect is described as... 

- Mid to late 20s Caucasian male
- Slim build
- Light brown hair
- Moustache
- Brown Carhartt clothing
- Beige ball cap with a dark brim
- Wearing sunglasses

The second suspect is described as...

- Early 20s Caucasian female
- Black winter clothing
- Wearing Sunglasses

If you can identify the suspects or see the pick up truck and suspects, please call the Sundre RCMP at 403-638-3675 or call your local police. DO NOT APPROACH THEM as they are considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

 

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