Police search for suspects in destruction of transformer - Metro US

Police search for suspects in destruction of transformer

A crime on the outskirts of Calgary had Crime Stoppers re-enacting the incident yesterday to try to garner up any new leads.

An unknown number of offenders allegedly shot at an Enmax transformer June 22 with a high-powered shotgun at a residence on 88 Street SE causing about $7,000 in damage.

“Any vandalism on our system is not only a concern for ourselves, it should be a concern for all customers,” said Murray McGonigle, from Enmax.

“Not only is the cost borne by them through rate based, but it can be a very dangerous situation as well.”

Police found several shells at the scene and determined that the guns used were a 303-calibre British Army rifle and a .22 calibre long gun.

Const. Graeme Smiley said that taking shots at a transformer is a huge public safety issue and actually constitutes a number of criminal code offences.

“The reality is the damage and the potential injury that could have occurred is great.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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