Truck Rams Storefront in Attempted ATM Theft ///

Whitecourt, Alberta– On Feb 1st, 2017, shortly after 4 a.m., a black Ford F150 pickup truck rammed the storefront of a business in the 3700 block of Kepler street in Whitecourt, Alberta.  The truck drove into the commercial storefront and drove back and forth inside the store several times.  Much of the storefront was obliterated in this attack.

The truck tried to ram an automated teller machine and was not successful.  The truck and its occupants left the scene without actually stealing anything.

 Two adult males, both gloved and masked, were involved in this break & enter.

 The truck was recovered later the same morning and had been torched.  It is believed the truck was stolen but verification of the truck’s ownership is pending.

 Anyone with information on this occurrence or who can help identify the suspect is asked to contact RCMP Whitecourt Detachment at 780-779-5900. Should you wish 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 on how to do).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Information from Whitecourt RCMP