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Thieves steal toys from donation box

Stettler RCMP are looking for tips leading to the Grinch who stole a boxful of donated toys at the local Walmart.

The theft happened sometime between Nov. 23 and 27, said RCMP Sgt. Duncan Babchuk. The donation box was one of a number set out around town by Stettler and District Family and Community Support Services.

Babchuk said the group estimated about $2,500 worth of toys, destined to be distributed to needy families, were stolen.

Police checked video surveillance tapes but they don’t go back far enough.

Sadly, these kinds of thefts are nothing new, said Babchuk.

“I’ve dealt with these complaints in the past at virtually every place I’ve worked,” he said.

Anyone with information on the thefts can call Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at



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