Alarming increase in the number of thefts in the area over the last two weeks

On April 16, at about 5:30 p.m. three unknown persons attempted to steal the candy machine at Peavy Mart at the Stettler Mall. Culprits are believed to be in their teens or early 20s driving a silver car. They were unsuccessful and drove off.

THEFT

On April 16, at about 5:30 p.m. three unknown persons attempted to steal the candy machine at Peavy Mart at the Stettler Mall. Culprits are believed to be in their teens or early 20s driving a silver car. They were unsuccessful and drove off.

On the same day, a license plate was reported stolen overnight from a vehicle parked in the 4800 block of 54 Street in Stettler. Stolen was Alberta license MUU-711.

April 17, overnight, a vehicle parked in the 4900 block of 51 Avenue in Stettler was entered and had property stolen. Items stolen include an I-pod touch and a paintball gun.

Fuel was stolen from a local Stettler service station on April 19 at about 7:20 p.m. A white SUV with Saskatchewan license plates and driven by a lone female left without paying after the tank was filled.

A holiday trailer was stolen from private property in the north west area of the County of Stettler on April 20. Stolen was a white 2008 Tango holiday trailer with Alberta license plate X80972.

On April 22, the FCSS building located in the 4700 block of 50 Street in Stettler was broken into. The plate glass door was broken by a stone and a 40-inch TV set was stolen from the boardroom.

On the same day, an oil/gas site in the south west portion of the County of Stettler had a building broken into. Among the items stolen was a marine battery.

A shed was broken into on private property north of Erskine near Rochon Sands on April 23. Property was stolen including a kayak and golf clubs.

Also on April 23, gas was stolen from a service station in Stettler. A driver filled his tank with nearly $70 worth of fuel and drove off without paying.

The next day, an oil/gas site south east of Stettler was broken into. Property stolen included a camera and tools.

Anyone with information that would assist police in solving these or any other crimes is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or send an email to www.tipsubmit.com. Crimestoppers is completely anonymous and pays cash for information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property.