Distraction Theft Calgary Alberta
Dec 17, 2017
Bulletin 2017-2314

All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law

On December 17th at 5:10 p.m. a male subject walked into a retail jewellery store in North Hill Mall Calgary Alberta.  The subject had been in the store on December 16th and had placed merchandise on hold.  One sales associate placed all of the merchandise the subject had on hold into boxes and then into a bag, then placed the bag near the subject while another team member attempted  to verify the credit card purchase. 

While the sales person at the register had her back turned the subject removed each of the boxes from the bag and removed the merchandise from each box.  When the team member was informed by credit company that the card had been reported lost, she told the subject that he would have to come back tomorrow with his identification and the subject left the location.  When the sales associate checked the bag they realized that the merchandise was no longer in the boxes. The Incident was reported to Courtney RCMP.  Ph 250-338-1321

Suspect(s) Description:   fair skinned, possibly Caucasian male, approximately 5'11", with an average/lean build, maybe 170lbs. He was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, and a black baseball cap. He had thick, dark brown eyebrows, an oval shaped face, angular nose, brown eyes, and a dark brown goatee with a bit of greying. He appeared to be bald under his cap. He looked to be in his mid-30s to early 40s


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