After a two month crime spree, police have their suspects.
RCMP have arrested four people in connection with 18 incidents that took place in Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, Edmonton and Spruce Grove.
The group allegedly stole over $125,000 in cash and goods, including jewellery, a wall-mounted safe, a signed Ryan Nugent-Hopkins jersey and other memorabilia.
Through a coordinated effort and with the support of a High Altitude Surveillance Plane, the task force was able to gather the evidence required to execute search warrants on multiple properties.
Brian Hunt (49), Nathan Tucker (32), Ashley Yardley (33), and Ibrahim Elkayal (32) are facing a total of 38 charges.
In a release sent out on Wednesday (Jul.25), Mounties stated "It was clear members of the crime group were experienced. They moved carefully and operated at all hours to try and avoid police detection. To take them down, a coordinated strategy and additional resources were needed."
The group also caused nearly $50,000 in property damage.