A call about stolen sporting goods has led to arrest of five people.
According to a news release from the local detachment, the Lloydminster RCMP were called to a business in the 4800 block of 44 Street on Wednesday, following a report of a theft. 106.1 The Goat learned that the business in which the theft took place was Source for Sports, and reached out to the owner, Kevin Lindquist, to talk about the incident.
According to Lindquist, the would-be thieves were two men, who would walk in, try on clothes in the dressing rooms, and then walk out again.
“They would take the clothes, and then go in the change room and put the layers on and put the coat over top of them,” said Lindquist.
“They started out about 110 pounds, and then they’d put the layers on and end up about 200.”
Lindquist also said the pair of men had been in the business the previous Friday, when they got away with their “stuffing” method. On Wednesday, they were recognized, and the police were called while the pair were in the store. Lindquist was pleased with the way things went.
“It was nice to have something turn out,” said Lindquist.
“We might get some product back, we might not.”
The full police statement on the matter indicated that the men were tracked by the police dog after leaving Source for Sports, and the track led to a residence in the 4700 block of 45 Street. After those inside the residence were arrested, police identified stolen property in the home, and brought in the General Investigative Section to search the property the following day.
Eight stolen tires and rims were recovered from the home, along with a large quantity of power tools.
Randy Lysohirka, 30 years old from Lloydminster, has now been charged with theft under $5000, possession of a controlled substance, four counts of breach, and mischief. Four other individuals were arrested and charges are pending.
“It is expected that the items seized will help in solving numerous ongoing investigations,” Said Constable Kirzinger, in the statement.
“Being aware and always looking for more is what enabled this investigation to go from a shoplifting complaint to one that will see property returned to its owners.”