Several firearms stolen from Cabela's in Calgary

12 firearms, most of them restricted, were stolen at the Cabela’s in Calgary. Police are asking for assistance in locating the suspect and the firearms.

 

At approximately 6:30 a.m., on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, police were called to Cabela’s, 851 64 Ave. N.E., for reports of a break in at the store. Officers arrived to find the front doors on the north side of the store had been smashed and several weapons had been stolen.The break in occurred around 4:40 a.m., however, was not noticed until two hours later when staff started arriving for work.

A store manager was inside at the time, however, was in a back room and did not hear the break in take place. Once inside the store, the suspect went directly to four glass display cases that housed handguns and long guns. Nine handguns and three restricted rifles worth more than $10,000 were taken during the break and enter. The suspect was in the store less than four minutes.

The suspect was wearing a black balaclava, blue jeans, black running shoes, and a grey hoodie with blue long sleeves and a logo reading GSRD. He was carrying a red and white Tommy Hilfiger duffle bag.

The Calgary Police Service will work collaboratively with The Canadian Firearms Centre and the Chief Firearms Officer to ensure that Cabela’s firearms were stored in accordance with the Firearms Act.

The items stolen include the following:

Rifles:

  • .223-calibre Benelli semi-automatic
  • .223-calibre XM 15 Bushmaster semi-automatic
  • .22-calibre M&P 1522 Smith & Wesson semi-automatic

Handguns

  • .40-calibre 941 Jericho semi-automatic handgun
  • .45-calibre Glock 21 semi-automatic
  • 9-mm PX4 Storm Beretta semi-automatic
  • 9-mm 92FS Beretta semi-automatic
  • .40-calibre 22GEN4 Glock semi-automatic
  • 9-mm 941 Jericho semi-automatic
  • 10-mm 20C Glock semi-automatic
  • 9-mm 17C Glock semi-automatic
  • .40-calibre 22C Glock semi-automatic

Anyone who may have information about this incident or the location of the firearms is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case # 16164914

  • Jacques Alexandrr

    They need to buy better glass !

  • Lawrence Dolha

    I’m surprised that it was so easy, on the other hand the store manager was on the premises, not much good if his office is located or set up so he doesn’t know whats happening and can’t even hear the sound of smashing glass!

  • Chris

    A manager was there at those hours? so no alarm… how convenient. I know who I would be questioning.

  • Ernie Slater

    Being as most of these are restricted firearms I’m sure there are copies of the serial numbers so the police will have no problem tracking them down. Barf