Calgary, AB,

Police charge man in connection to locksmith scam

The Calgary Police Service has charged a man in connection to a locksmith scam that occurred in the community of Lynnwood.

On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at approximately 2 a.m., a man approached a residence located in the 100 block of Lynndale Rd. S.E. The man asked the homeowner if he could use his telephone as he had locked himself out of his house, which he said was located down the street.

After approximately 30 minutes, the man left the residence, having borrowed a small amount of gas money.

The following day, the homeowner attended the address the man had provided to him to collect the gas money. The residents of the address were unaware of the man described by the homeowner. Upon returning to his residence, the homeowner discovered that his wallet was missing, containing an undisclosed amount of cash.

A number of other residents in the area may have also been victimized.

On Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, Jason Adam FOSTER, 30, of Calgary, was charged with break and enter and failing to comply with recognizance conditions. Additional charges are pending.

FOSTER is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim of a fraud is encouraged to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-TIPS


TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #15397528/3665