On Feb. 15, 2023, Three Hills RCMP responded to a break and enter at a residence in Delburne. One male suspect entered the residence and stole a black purse that was on the kitchen table. The purse contained the identification of the victim, along with a health care card and bank card. The victim was home at the time but asleep in another room.

Video surveillance obtained from the residence shows a male walking up to a basement door where he is seen knocking on the door. The video ends and it is believed he walks up to the patio door and walks into the residence. There was no damage at point of entry and the door may have been unlocked . The suspect appeared to be walking with something in his back-right pocket, possibly a hammer or another type of break in tool.

photo of suspect

The suspect is described as:

  • Light complexion
  • He has a short beard
  • He was wearing a black ball cap, blue jeans, black long sleeve shirt and black shoes

Anyone who has any information about this crime, or who has information that could help further the investigation, is asked to contact the Three Hills RCMP Detachment at 403-443-5539. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App.