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Early morning cigarette heist in Sundre

Older male with a disheveled appearance captured on video surveillance
MVT Sundre IGA break and enter
A male suspect was able to gain access to the Sundre IGA through an employee entrance on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and proceeded to steal about $2,000 worth of cigarettes. Photo courtesy of Sundre RCMP

SUNDRE - A thief made off with a large haul of cigarettes from a local grocery store recently.

Police report that Sundre IGA had been victimized by a break and enter at about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, when a thief managed to enter the premises through an employee entrance.

The suspect stole approximately $2,000 worth of cigarettes, according to the report. 

“CCTV footage in the area captured images of an older male, with a disheveled appearance, wearing sneakers, dark pants and a black hoody sweater,” said police, adding the male was driving a white Ford F150 crew cab pickup truck with chrome trim. 

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Sundre RCMP at 403-638-3675. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), go online at, or use the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.