Shots fired after attempted fuel theft in Red Deer County

Owner of rural property interrupted the attempted theft

  • May. 5, 2017 2:07 p.m.

On May 4th at 9:30 p.m. at a rural property in the area of RR 253 and Township Road 372, near Red Deer, a property owner interrupted a theft of fuel in progress.

In order to make a get one of the three Caucasian males shot a small calibre rifle in the trees to distract the owner before speeding off in an older four door white dodge truck.

Blackfalds attended the location shortly after, however extensive patrols for the truck were unsuccessful.

Blackfalds RCMP continues the investigation. Anyone with information that could assist the police is asked to contact the Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at

– Fawcett