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New scam making the rounds in Bonnyville

RCMP Report
Bonnyville RCMP Report

A concerned citizen attended the Bonnyville detachment after receiving a suspicious phone call from someone who claimed to be a member of the United States military.

According to Sgt. Kim Hillier, the suspect wanted to send valuables from Afghanistan and was requesting the resident pay for shipping.

Luckily, Hillier said, the local realized it was likely a scam and reported the incident to police on Jan. 7.

RCMP are reminding the public to take caution and not to send money or gift cards to anyone they don't know.

Items stolen from a vehicle

Bonnyville police were called by the victim of a theft from a vehicle parked on Lakeshore Dr.

The caller reported on Jan. 6, that sometime overnight items had been taken from their vehicle.

Police are using this instance as a reminder to residents to lock their cars and remove all valuables.

Suspicious activity reported

Although it turned out not to be criminal, RCMP are thanking the public for continuing to report suspicious activity.

Over the course of the week, there were seven reports of vehicles parked and running in odd places and people hanging around closed businesses and vacant buildings, explained Hillier.

Turns out none of these activities were criminal in nature, she added.