On Oct. 7, 2020 at approximately 3:30 p.m., St. Albert RCMP responded to a Costume Shop in Tudor Glen regarding a theft that had just occurred. Investigators learned that an entire display case of costume contact lenses had been stolen. The lenses were valued at approximately $7000.
The St. Albert Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) assisted with the investigation and on October 22, 2020, with the assistance of the General Investigation Section (GIS) and General Duty members, executed a search warrant at an address in Edmonton for the stolen mechanise. The search of the residence recovered the following items:
- The stolen contact lenses
- Three firearms
As a result of the investigation a 42-year-old male and a 36-year-old female, both from Edmonton, are facing numerous charges including:
- Theft Over $5000
- Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
- Trafficking in Stolen Property under $5000
- Possession of a Firearm with Tampered Serial Number
- Possession of a Controlled Substance X 3
- Unauthorized Possession of Firearms X 3
Both individuals are scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on Dec. 21, 2020.
Anyone who has information on any crime is asked to contact the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play.