Sundre RCMP - Sundre Property Owner Thwarts Theft

Sundre RCMP say they responded to a complaint from a resident stating he caught an unknown male breaking into his parked pickup truck located on 10th Avenue NE in Sundre.

On November 19th at around 4:30AM, a member from Sundre RCMP responded to a complaint from a resident stating he caught an unknown male breaking into his parked pickup truck located on 10th Avenue NE in Sundre.

The property owner stated he was preparing to go hunting early that morning when he heard glass shattering outside. The property owner investigated the sound and found a male hanging out of the driver's side window of his truck rummaging through its interior.

RCMP say the property owner attempted a citizen's arrest of the thief that resulted in a physical altercation. The thief managed to flee the scene prior to police arrival but only after leaving behind his hooded sweater and receiving injuries that left him bleeding.

Its believed the thief ran to a waiting vehicle and left the area. Footprints in the recent snow made by the thief that morning showed he was prowling parked vehicles in the northeast residential area of Sundre but may also be responsible for other theft incidents in town in the morning.

Police say CCTV footage that was provided by the property owner's neighbour, showed the thief was possibly operating a Chevy Avalanche.

The thief was described as being approximately 6 feet tall with dirty blonde hair and a stocky build. The thief was wearing a distinct pattern hooded sweater and may have injuries to his face.

If you have further information about this crime call Sundre RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

(Photos from Sundre RCMP)

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