Thief steals three guns in broad daylight at Canadian Tire

A male thief stole three guns and ammunition from Fernie’s Canadian Tire between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. last Saturday.

A male thief stole three guns and ammunition from Fernie’s Canadian Tire between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. last Saturday.

The guns were non-restricted firearms and Sgt. Lorne Craig of the Elk Valley RCMP described the occurrence as a “brazen” theft in front of staff.

“He went undetected until he was virtually out the doors,” said Sgt. Craig. “We are in the process of reviewing video surveillance of the event, and it’s still under investigation.”

“Due to the manner in which he did the theft, we’re probably looking at someone who is experienced,” noted Sgt. Craig.

The thief was approximately six feet tall, wearing a dark jacket and ball cap.

If anyone has any information regarding the theft they are encouraged to contact the Elk Valley RCMP at 250-423-4404.