Calgary

Locksmith equipment heist prompts police warning

Calgary police are warning local business owners and car dealerships to be vigilant with security after several pieces of key-making equipment were stolen over the weekend.

Thieves stole $70K worth of key cutting, safe opening tools on weekend

The suspects fled in a white 2010 Nissan Xtera that did not have a licence plate. (Calgary Police Service)

Calgary police are warning local business owners and car dealerships to be vigilant with security after several pieces of key-making equipment were stolen over the weekend.

Thieves broke into a Calgary locksmith business on the weekend and stole about $70,000 worth of key making equipment and a device that can unlock combination safes. (Calgary Police Service)

Four men broke into a locksmith company some time on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, police said.

The culprits stole $70,000 worth of tools and equipment that can be used to cut and activate vehicle keys, including electronic chip keys and vending machine keys. They also took a device that can unlock combination safes.

  • The first suspect was a white male wearing a Nike sun visor with dark clothing, dark gloves and a black bandana.
  • The second man was also Caucasian wearing a dark hoodie, jeans, a baseball cap and dark gloves.
  • The third suspect wore a grey hoodie and a mask with a picture of a skull on it.
  • No description is available for the fourth man.

The suspects drove away in a white 2010 Nissan Xtera that did not have a licence plate.