Strathcona County RCMP Locate Stolen Property On Kijiji And Male Arrested
Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP along with the assistance of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have arrested a male attempting to sell a stolen lawnmower on Kijiji.
On Oct. 8, 2021, Strathcona County RCMP Property Crime Unit responded to a report that a suspect was allegedly advertising a stolen property on Kijiji.
The investigation lead officers to Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. and where the suspect was identified and police recovered the stolen lawnmower.
A 38 year old male from Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. was arrested and charges are pending against him including:
- Possession of stolen property
- Trafficking stolen property
As charges are subjected to a Crown approval process, the individuals name cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn before the courts.
RCMP urge residents that are looking to buy goods off of these sites to do their research before hand. If a deal seems too good to be true or doesn’t quite seem legit there is a reason behind it and more checking needs to be completed.
Police also suggest that residents protect their items by writing down serial numbers or mark items in way that easily identifies them as their property. People can also keep their proof of purchase, their invoice or receipt in the event their items go missing or are stolen.
Any suspicious activity seen on buy and sell sites like Kijiji or the Facebook Marketplace can be reported to the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or your local police detachment. 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.