Three suspects have been arrested in connection to an attempted break-in in Nacmine yesterday morning.
RCMP received a call from a Nacmine resident at approximately 9:50 a.m. yesterday morning after the homeowner reported that two men in dark hoodies tried to kick in the back door.
The homeowner screamed, causing the suspects to flee the scene. An investigation commenced with the first of the three suspects in custody shortly after noon.
An observant neighbour supplied footage from their outdoor security camera, helping police identify two suspects.
The other two were arrested before 6:00 p.m. on the same day. Names will not be released at this time.
“I’m extremely proud of our team,” said Drumheller Detachment Corporal Gerald Sherk. “We had that information at ten to ten and we had one person in custody shortly after lunch and we had the other two in custody at just about dinner time. We have some really good investigators and some really fantastic help from the community.”
The lone Drumheller female is 34 years of age. The first male is 30-years-old and hails from Strathmore and the second male is 38-years-old from Brooks.
The suspects are all facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and attempted break-in to a residence with intent to commit an indictable offence. The two males are also facing charges for breaching conditions of other criminal acts which they have been placed on.
The police think that the suspects scoped out the premises with the intent to steal valuables inside.
“... They weren’t exactly forthright with police,” said Sherk. “Our belief is that they for some reason came to the conclusion that no one would be home at this residence. The house stands out as being a nice house and they probably believed that there would be expensive things they could take.”