Police hunt back-road bandits

EDMONTON — RCMP say the same back-road bandits could be responsible for more than 150 rural break-ins in Alberta in the last five months.

EDMONTON — RCMP say the same back-road bandits could be responsible for more than 150 rural break-ins in Alberta in the last five months.

There have been similar robberies in Saskatchewan.

Cpl. Wayne Oakes says most of the crimes have been the same in that homes have been entered through unlocked doors or windows.

The same items — TVs, laptops, iPods, cameras, cigarettes and liquor — have been taken.

There have been no reports of forced entry or aggression.

Oakes says police are looking for tips from the public to help catch the thief or thieves.