Calgary, AB,

Man charged in night depository box thefts

The Calgary Police Service has charged one man in relation to several night depository box thefts following a plea for information from the public.

Between Friday, July 12, 2019, and Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, an unknown man attended several financial institutions after hours and attempted to gain access to the night depository boxes. It is believed the man used several different methods in his attempts, including trying to forcibly open the depository boxes or fishing the deposits out.

The man is believed to be responsible for a total of 11 attempted thefts at financial institutions throughout Calgary, as well as three additional attempts in Chestermere and Airdrie.

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, police released images of a man believed to be responsible for the thefts. In September 2019, police received information from the public in relation to the identity of the suspect.

As a result, Daniel Rene Norman ST. GERMAIN, 40, of Calgary, has since been charged with five counts of mischief to property in relation to the attempted thefts. ST. GERMAIN will next appear in court on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.

Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this investigation, which was crucial in police laying charges. Investigators would also like to thank the RCMP who assisted in this investigation.

Case #19299698/5008