Lethbridge police seek to identify suspect in courthouse break-in
Lethbridge police have released more images of a suspect wanted in connection with a series of break and enters. (Supplied)
Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:26AM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:42PM MDT
Authorities in Lethbridge have turned to the public to help them identify a man who was caught on camera breaking into that city’s courthouse over the weekend.
Police were called to the Lethbridge Provincial Courthouse in the 300 block of 4 Street S. at 8:00 a.m. on April 15 for reports of a break-in.
An initial investigation that included a review of security video discovered a man allegedly forcing his way in through an east-side door at 6:40 p.m. on April 14.
Once the suspect gained entry, he went through a number of offices before reportedly taking money from a cash box in the law library office.
Police say the man rummaged through a number of other officers before leaving via an exit on the southwest corner of the building.
Investigators believe the suspect only took money during the incident.
Damage to the property is estimated at $1,500.
Police have also released information that has led them to believe the same suspect was involved in several other break and enters earlier in the month:
- April 6 - Chancery Court building along the 200 block of 4 Street S. (wallet stolen)
- April 9 - Lethbridge County office along the 900 block of 4 Avenue S. (wallet stolen)
- April 14 - Commerce Court building along the 200 block of 3 Avenue S. (offices ransacked, nothing reported stolen)
- April 14 - Chancery Court buildings (attempted break and enter)
Anyone with information about the suspect or incident is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.p3tips.com.