RCMP have made an arrest in relation to a break and enter at Tailgate Mercantile in Okotoks Friday, March 1.

Police say around 1 that morning, the store, located on Elizabeth Street, had it's front windows smashed in, with two suspects gaining access.

Video surveillance shows the pair entering the store and stealing multiple NHL sweaters, hoodies, hats along with other clothing and cash.

Police sayon Sunday, March 3, Redcliff RCMP arrested and charged one of the two men who they say was involved in the crime.

According to RCMP, 46 year old Carl Christopher Quesnell, of Calgary was arrested and charged with break and enter to a business, theft over $5,000, and failure to comply with conditions of an undertaking, all in relation to the incident at Tailgate Mercantile.

Quesnell was remanded in custody and will appear in Okotoks Court via CCTV on Friday, March 8.

RCMP say Quesnell was stopped and arrested for unrelated charges in Redcliff which resulted in the recovery of a majority of the items stolen from the break and enter in Okotoks.

The second suspect is known to police with efforts to locate him still underway.

They say his identity is not being released and they are not searching for anyone else in relation to this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to contact Okotoks RCMP at (403) 995- 6400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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