ALBERTA - The Calgary Police Service is currently investigating the theft of 12 firearms from a local outdoor sporting goods store.
At approximately 6:30 a.m., on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, police were called to Cabela’s, 851 64 Ave. N.E., for reports of a break in at the store. Officers arrived to find the front doors on the north side of the store had been smashed and several weapons had been stolen.
The break in occurred around 4:40 a.m., however, was not noticed until two hours later when staff started arriving for work. A store manager was inside at the time, however, was in a back room and did not hear the break in take place.
Once inside the store, the suspect went directly to four glass display cases that housed handguns and long guns. Nine handguns and three restricted rifles worth more than $10,000 were taken during the break and enter. The suspect was in the store less than four minutes.
The suspect was wearing a black balaclava, blue jeans, black running shoes, and a grey hoodie with blue long sleeves and a logo reading GSRD. He was carrying a red and white Tommy Hilfiger duffle bag. Video of the suspect is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
The Calgary Police Service will work collaboratively with The Canadian Firearms Centre and the Chief Firearms Officer to ensure that Cabela’s firearms were stored in accordance with the Firearms Act.
The items stolen include the following:
.223-calibre Benelli semi-automatic
.223-calibre XM 15 Bushmaster semi-automatic
.22-calibre M&P 1522 Smith & Wesson semi-automatic
.40-calibre 941 Jericho semi-automatic handgun
.45-calibre Glock 21 semi-automatic
9-mm PX4 Storm Beretta semi-automatic
9-mm 92FS Beretta semi-automatic
.40-calibre 22GEN4 Glock semi-automatic
9-mm 941 Jericho semi-automatic
10-mm 20C Glock semi-automatic
9-mm 17C Glock semi-automatic
.40-calibre 22C Glock semi-automatic
Anyone who may have information about this incident or the location of the firearms is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods: