Airdrie RCMP is trying to identify the suspect who broke into a local business the night of March 4.
The break-in occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., according to a press release from the detachment, when RCMP officers responded to a commercial alarm going off at a business along Kingsview Boulevard on the east side of the city.
“Surveillance showed a male inside the building,” the release stated. "He fled the scene prior to police arriving.”
Stills of surveillance footage released by RCMP show the suspect is a Caucasian male who wore blue jeans, a black BENCH hoodie and what appears to be rubber boots.
The business that was broken into was the Liquidation Warehouse. The business owner, Jonathan Scott, posted photos and video surveillance of the break-in to Facebook on March 5.
“We're expanding into the building next door and the contractors have a key box in the back," Scott said. "The perpetrator broke the key box and opened the door from the outside. We actually have a hole in the wall they're making for us right now and he entered our business through that hole in the wall."
Once the perpetrator was inside the premises, Scott said surveillance footage indicated he took a Nintendo Switch, a Bluetooth speaker and a watch. Scott said the value of the stolen goods was approximately $1,000.
According to the business owner, surveillance footage showed the perpetrator walking around and inspecting the backside of the premises for about 20 minutes before he broke in.
The suspect's vehicle is very distinctive, according to RCMP.
“It is described as an older white (or light coloured) single cab Ford pickup with a silver toolbox in the bed,” the release stated.
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or their local police. If they wish to remain anonymous, they 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.