Members of the Cochrane RCMP detachment are investigating the theft of as many eight tailgates from trucks parked near the Jumping Pound Petro Canada station on Saturday.

According to police, at around noon, witnesses saw a man remove between six and eight tailgates from vehicles parked along a gravel access road near the Highway 22 overpass along the Trans-Canada Highway. The suspect fled the area in a:

  • Chevrolet Avalanche
  • Rust/orange coloured

A golden retriever was in the front seat of the truck. The truck was last seen heading eastbound towards Calgary.

The suspect is described as:

  • A heavy set man
  • Weighing roughly 100 kg (220 lbs)
  • Approximately 180 cm (5’11”) tall
  • Balding
  • Having a goatee

The location is a popular spot for day parking for carpoolers headed to the mountains.

In the last month, RCMP have received a number of complaints regarding tailgate thefts from vehicles on the access road.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact the Cochrane RCMP detachment, 403-851-8000, or Crime Stoppers.