Calgary, AB,

Man wanted on warrants for stealing $65,000 worth of firearms

The Calgary Police Service Centralized Break and Enter Team is seeking public assistance to locate a man wanted on 19 warrants for property-related offences.

On Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at approximately 6:15 a.m., a man broke into a residential parkade by unknown means. Once inside, he was captured on CCTV prowling parked vehicles as he rode a bicycle. The man then proceeded to a storage room and was able to break the door open. He then removed five cases, which contained five high-end long guns, before fleeing the area on the bicycle.

The total value of all five firearms is estimated at $65,000.

After reviewing CCTV, police have identified the man believed to be responsible for this offence and have issued warrants for his arrest.

Colton Wayne HILGEN, 23, of Calgary, is wanted on warrants for one count of break and enter and five counts each of possession of a firearm without a licence and possession of a weapon obtained by crime in relation to this offence. HILGEN is also wanted on unrelated warrants for three counts of break and enter, three counts of failing to comply with a probation order, one count of theft under $5,000 and one count of mischief to property.

HILGEN is described as Caucasian, 6’ tall, 180 pounds, with a slim build. He has blond short hair, blue eyes, and may have a goatee. A photo of HILGEN is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information about this offence or the whereabouts of HILGEN is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case #17346578/3869