Airdrie RCMP looking for ATM thief clad in McDavid jersey


AIRDRIE – While Edmonton Oilers star centre Connor McDavid is dominating the NHL as one of the league’s best players, off the ice one of his fans is taking a different approach in life.

At 4:55 a.m. Thursday, Airdrie RCMP say two thieves, one wearing an Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid jersey, broke into a Sobeys grocery store located on Mackenzie Way in Airdrie.

“That’s definitely not something we see often,” said Const. Daniel Martin, media liaison officer with the Airdrie RCMP.

The suspects, who are both believed to be male, broke into the store, tied up the ATM and pulled it out of the store. After loading it into the back of a white, four-door Ford F-350 crew cab, the suspects fled the scene.

The vehicle is clad with a thin vertical black rack in between the cab and the bed of the truck with black railings along the top of the truck bed.

The first suspect, wearing the McDavid jersey, wore beige pants and a mask over his face.

The second suspect is described as wearing black shoes, beige pants and a black hoodie. He had a crowbar and a black bag with red straps.

Martin said that ATM machines don’t hold much cash anymore to stifle robberies like this one.

“They have been targeted here recently and I would say approximately this time last year there was quite a rash of them,” said Martin.

“It quieted down in this area for a while, but it appears someone in this area has started it up again. We will definitely be monitoring it.”

Airdrie RCMP are currently investigating and have recovered video surveillance of the suspects. Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information on this crime is asked to call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at …read more

Source:: Edmonton Journal

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