Man who stole $30,000 worth of high-end clothing jailed

A Red Deer man with a notorious record for property-related crimes has been jailed again for possessing stolen high-end athletic clothing.

A Red Deer man with a notorious record for property-related crimes has been jailed again for possessing stolen high-end athletic clothing.

Christopher William Davis, 27, was jailed for a year on Wednesday after pleading guilty to the last July theft of more than $30,000 worth of Lululemon wear.

Davis was given credit for eight months in custody and still has almost four months to serve.

Davis was denied bail last summer because of his lengthy record, most of which involves property crimes.

Studio Pilates in downtown Red Deer was cleaned out of all its inventory last July 16.

The store, located in the Riverside Industrial Park, was entered overnight when thieves broke through the business rear door in the 4600 block of 61st Street.

Once inside, the culprits stole clothing. The break-in and theft was reported when employees reported to work.

Police couldn’t pin the break-in on Davis but one of his relatives called RCMP on July 24, 2010, reporting that he wanted police to take away Davis’s goods that he left behind after being evicted.

When police investigated they discovered boxes of athletic clothing with Lululemon stickers still on them.

Police lifted 10 fingerprints off the bags of clothing belonging to Davis, court heard.

Davis was convicted four years ago of stealing and wrecking a Red Deer Emergency Services fire truck.

He pleaded guilty and served a jail sentence in British Columbia before returning to Alberta.

The bush truck, which was worth about $100,000, was stolen while emergency services personnel slept during the early hours of May 20, 2005.

The demolished truck was found upside down at the base of the Ross Street Hill and 45th Avenue.

The truck was stolen from a locked equipment garage adjoining the fire station downtown.

The operational side of the station, which is staffed round the clock, is separate from the equipment portion.

jwilson@bprda.wpengine.com

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