Today, Maurice and I got to see the filming of a Crime Stoppers re-enactment - unfortunate circumstances, but it was an interesting experience for us to see how these short clips all come together. The reason we were there was because they needed to borrow a red Ford F-150 to re-enact the personal robbery that took place in January. Obviously, we were happy to help out. We were told they film about 26 of these re-enactments per year - a lot less than I thought it would be. This one will air May 5th for two weeks. The suspect was said to be driving a red truck thought to be a Ford F-150 and we were informed that there were two other similar instances recently in which the suspect matched the same description.
Here are the details: On January 21, 2014 an elderly woman was driving her vehicle on the northwest side of the Superstore parking lot on 175 Street and 100 Avenue. A man in a red truck thought to be a Ford F-150 type crew cab truck started honking his horn at the elderly lady until she stopped her vehicle. He walked over to her, told her that her rear brake lights were not working. She got out and went behind her vehicle to take a look. The male then reached into her car, grabbed her purse, pushed her to the ground, took her money and credit cards, threw her purse back and fled the scene driving eastbound out of the Superstore parking lot. He was a
Caucasian male between the ages of 30 – 40. He was well dressed, around 5’10 tall, an average build and had short dark hair. The elderly lady was in a 1999 black Subaru Legacy. If you know anything about this or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. www.crimestoppers.ab.ca