Police hunt suspects after break-ins in Olds, Bowden

A number of break-ins in both Olds and in Bowden have police looking for suspects.

A number of break-ins in both Olds and in Bowden have police looking for suspects.

Both residences and businesses have been targeted. Between Aug. 18 and 21, four garages in the southwest part of Olds were targeted by thieves primarily looking for alcohol.

Their first attempt was foiled by an alarm that scared them off and they were unable to steal beer from the garage.

Three other homes were broken into and several items were stolen, including two Norco mountain bikes, hockey sticks, $450 in cash and two coolers filled with alcoholic beverages.

These thefts took place between midnight and 6 a.m. and in all cases the garage doors were unlocked.

Between Aug. 27 and Sept. 6, more thefts took place in businesses, primarily in Olds but a few were hit in Bowden.

The Fountain Tire had hydraulic pumps and other equipment taken after holes were cut in the fence.

On Sept. 3, people returned and cut another hole in the fence, but took nothing.

On Aug. 28, police said suspects climbed the Hartley’s Equipment Rentals fence and stole some diesel.

That same day, laptops were stolen from Central Action Plastics.

Two days later, the Town of Olds shop had its fence cut and aluminum signs and tools were stolen.

A bicycle was left behind.

On Sept. 4 or 5, suspects returned to the shop and removed red and blue light bars from the roofs of service vehicles.

Cam Clark Ford had rims and tires stolen on Sept. 3 from a display, while Mountain View Dodge had rims and tires taken from vehicles.

The Brick had people attempt to break in on Sept. 6, as did the Bowden HiWay Golf Course. However, nothing was taken in either incident.

Olds RCMP said all these incidents took place between midnight and 6 a.m.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Olds RCMP at 403-556-3323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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