Saturday , 16 October 2021
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Elk Point RCMP seek assistance to identify group of suspects targeting residences

The RCMP in Elk Point need your help to identify a number of individuals.

On May 17, at 2:24 a.m., the Elk Point RCMP received a call of a suspicious vehicle driving around the Town of Elk Point, possibly stealing from residences.

The vehicle involved was described as a white SUV with no tail lights and was occupied by five masked individuals. In addition, some of the involved individuals were described as having a skinny build and were observed to be riding bicycles in the area of the suspect SUV, and stopping at multiple residences in what was believed to be attempts to commit theft.

The Elk Point RCMP conducted patrols and located a suspect vehicle and a number of individuals matching the suspect descriptions in the area of Ravine Drive. An RCMP officer approached the four individuals, who then fled in a white Ford Escape.

The driver was wearing a hoodie that obscured his face, but was observed to be a younger male with a medium complexion wearing black pants with white stripes on the side, a grey hoodie and ball cap, appearing to be approximately 16-19 years of age. The passenger of the vehicle was a female and the two passengers in the back seat were younger looking males, approximately 16-19 years of age.

The suspect vehicle drove southbound on Ravine Drive, turned east bound on 52 avenue and then drove through two fences on the Elk Point Elementary School property before driving in an unknown direction. Extensive damage was caused to the property. Elk Point RCMP were unable to locate the suspect vehicle and have been unable to identify the vehicle occupants.

If anyone has any information about this incident, or knows the identity of the individuals or suspect vehicle involved, please contact the Elk Point RCMP Detachment at 780-724-3964, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!