Police charge one suspect in 18 break and enters, seek public assistance to locate three suspects in 30 additional break and enters
Suspect charged in 18 commercial break and enters
A suspect believed to be responsible for at least 18 break and enters and thefts at businesses between April and May of this year, has been charged.
The affected businesses were located across Calgary and included restaurants, cycle shops, cannabis dispensaries and liquor stores among others. The suspect would force his way into a business, either through smashing glass windows and doors, or by prying doors open. Once inside, he would target anything that could be sold such as electronics, cannabis, cash and bikes.
Over the 18 break and enters, we have conservatively estimated the value of the stolen property to total approximately $150,000. With an additional estimate of more than $40,000 worth of damage to businesses.
Devon WHITE, 28, faces 35 criminal code charges related to the break-ins and thefts and remains in custody pending his next court date on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
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Police seek public assistance to locate three suspects wanted on warrants for dozens of break and enters
We are asking the public for their help in locating a woman and two men in relation to 30 break and enters that occurred between May and July this year.
Liquor stores, a café and bakery, cycle shops, pharmacies, gas stations and cannabis stores were targeted by the suspects who are believed to have acted together while committing these break and enters. The suspects forced their way into the businesses by prying open or smashing through doors. Collectively, these incidents have resulted in an estimated value of approximately $93,700 in stolen property, along with an estimated $101,000 in damages.
In all 30 cases, the offences were committed after hours when the businesses were closed, thereby resulting in no injuries to store staff or customers.
Shaun Edmond Paul KARAMBOWICH, 33, Jasmine Holly RUSK, 31, and James Taylor STUART, 35, are all wanted on a total of 20 warrants for commercial break and enter offences.
KARAMBOWICH is described as approximately 5’5’’ tall, 148 pounds, with a slim build, blond hair and blue eyes.
RUSK is described as 5’1’’ tall, approximately 123 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
STUART is described as 5’7’’ tall, 152 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Photos of KARAMBOWICH, RUSK and STUART are available on the City of Calgary Newsroom.
“All it takes is one person with disregard for the hard-working business owners to cause significant damage to the businesses and impact the sense of safety in our communities. Our investigative teams work hard to identify crime trends and suspects who may be targeting businesses in our city,” says Calgary Police Service General Investigations Unit Staff Sergeant Mark Auger. “Business owners can aid in our investigations by ensuring CCTV is operational, effective and accessible to investigators. We would like to thank all of the business owners who assisted in this investigation.”
When it comes to arresting and charging prolific offenders, we hear and feel the same frustrations as the public when they are soon released.
Though we have a robust Offender Management Unit, it is exceedingly difficult for investigators to keep up with the monitoring of prolific offenders who currently reside in our city. As a result, many of our investigations require the assistance and support from several different teams and units throughout the Service.
We would like to thank our District 4 patrol members, Districts 8, 7 and 4 Break and Enter investigators, Online Stolen Property Unit, our analysts, and other valued members who assisted in these investigations.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of KARAMBOWICH, RUSK or STUART is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:
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