Police warn of workplace thefts

Red Deer RCMP warn that a couple posing as customers have stolen items from staff rooms at Red Deer businesses.

Red Deer RCMP warn that a couple posing as customers have stolen items from staff rooms at Red Deer businesses.

RCMP say since Dec. 1, employees of nine businesses have had purses, wallets, keys, cellphones and more stolen by a man and woman working together. While staff are distracted, they enter unsecured staff rooms to steal employee items.

Employees don’t notice the missing items until the end of their shifts, allowing the pair to escape unnoticed and make fraudulent purchases on stolen credit cards.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 25 years old with dark brown or black hair and weighing about 73 kg (160 pounds). The woman of unknown race is about 20 years old with a pockmarked face. She had pink hair and wore pink slippers during one theft.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Red Deer city RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or go online to www.tipsubmit.com.

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