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RCMP investigate break-ins, theft

Fort Macleod RCMP are investigating a series of break-ins last week.
Between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 someone broke into a storage building belonging to a local club at the corner of Second Avenue and 21st Street in Fort Macleod.
Const. Hubert Bieniewski said the suspects entered the building and rifled through its contents.
RCMP also responded to a smash and grab on Main Street in Fort Macleod.
In the early morning of Sept. 17 a business in the 300 block had a front window smashed.
The suspects grabbed several hockey jerseys and a horse saddle before fleeing. The horse saddle was recovered a short distance from the business.
Sometime on the night of Sept. 15 and the morning of Sept. 16 a bicycle was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of 17th Street.
The bicycle, which was in the fenced back yard, is a blue Brody Brat men’s mountain bike with a black line pinstripe pattern on the crossbar.
Anyone with information should call the RCMP at 403-553-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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