This photo was taken Friday morning after the Alberta Treasury Branch in Winfield was broken into. Photo by Eldon Majore

Winfield bank robbers crash down wall with picker truck

Robbery still under investigation

Eldon Majore received the surprise of his life when he rounded the corner in Winfield last Friday morning.

“There was a big hole in the wall (of the bank),” he said. It got me kind of curious.”

Majore snapped a picture of bank and found out later that police are on the lookout for two men who broke through the wall with a picker truck and then brazenly hauled away the safe.

“They put a picker (truck) through the wall.”

According to a news release from Alberta RCMP the suspects broke into the Alberta Treasury Branch in Winfield at about 3:30 a.m. on march 8.

Police say the suspects smashed the wall using a stolen picker truck.

The safe contained Canadian currency.

The getaway vehicles were a black Dodge pick-up truck and a dark-coloured GMC.

Majore, who is in the process of moving to Winfield from north of Hoadley said his place was broken into recently and the culprits used a pipe wrench on his door handles to gain access. He said he grabbed his rifle and scared them off before they gained access.

He alleged it was the same pick-up truck as was used to break into his place adding that truck had pulled into his brother’s place as well.

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