An image of a vehicle believed to have been connected to a pair of break-ins in east central Alberta on Monday morning. (Photo from RCMP)

RCMP seeking suspect in home break-ins in east central Alberta

Homeowner suffered minor knife cut when confronting suspect in Knee Hill County home on Monday

RCMP are looking for a break-and-enter suspect who wounded a homeowner with a knife at the victim’s east central Alberta home on Monday morning.

Police said they were called about 8:10 a.m. Monday after a break-in at a home on Range Road 235 in Kneehill County.

“When the homeowner confronted the suspect, the suspect held a small knife to the homeowner and fled,” said police in a news release. “The homeowner received a minor cut as a result of the confrontation.”

About 9:50 a.m. Stettler RCMP got a report of a break-in at a home off Highway 56 in County of Stettler.

The homeowner saw a suspect breaking into their home through a video surveillance cameras. The culprit stole items from the homeowner’s garage and fled.

Police believe the same suspect was involved in both incidents.

The suspect is described as male with a fair or medium complexion and grey hair. He is middle-aged, possibly in his 40s, and was wearing a blue puffer jacket.

He was driving a red older model single-cab pickup.

RCMP are asking for the public assistance. If you have any information about this crime or those responsible, please contact the Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3381 or the Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5538 at encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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