Thorsby RCMP responded to an alarm call at approximately 1:30am on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Thorsby Fas Gas. Members arrived and found the front glass door to the building destroyed and orange spray paint over the camera outside the building.
There was fresh snow outside and foot prints all over the property. The responding members were able to follow the tracks through a field and into a residential area. While following the tracks they discovered discarded items stolen from the store and more graffiti to building along the way.
The tracks led to 2 different residences where a total of 3 youths were located. The youths were intoxicated and had the same colored orange paint on their hands, clothing and shoes.
In total there was over $2000 worth of damage to the store and $490 in merchandise stolen.
As a result of the investigation a total of 3 youths were arrested and charged with offences such as, but not limited to, Mischief, Break and Enter and Theft.