Thief takes truck, attempts to smash into drug store

Brick and mortar at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Lacombe proved too much for a would-be thief who tried to ram through the front of the store early Tuesday morning.

Brick and mortar at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Lacombe proved too much for a would-be thief who tried to ram through the front of the store early Tuesday morning.

Const. Steve Murray of the Lacombe Police Service said a patrol officer found a full-sized pickup abandoned at the front of the store, located at the 5100 block of Hwy 2A.

There was damage to the truck and to the front of the store, but no entry gained, said Murray.

The brickwork held, although it appears that the exterior wall had shifted.

The store was able to open at its regular time, he said.

Further investigation revealed that the truck had been stolen sometime overnight from a man who was working in the area and staying at a local motel.

Lacombe police hope to hear from anyone who saw the incident and who could perhaps identify a suspect.

Please call Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3279 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.