Thanks to the recent publication of photos of wanted suspects, Cochrane RCMP made an arrest on Nov. 28 in the Springbank break-and-enter case and identified a second suspect.
Christopher Cole Thomsen, 30, was apprehended and charged from the 200 block of Heritage Hills S.E. Calgary and will face numerous offences, including the Oct. 18 theft from a home in Rocky View County.
Several items, including the now-returned laptop that contained photos of the family’s deceased son, were taken.
Though police have identified Thomsen’s accomplice, they cannot release his name because he hasn’t been charged.
Surveillance photos released last week of the two suspects making purchases with stolen credit cards in Calgary revealed a female acquaintance as well; she has also been identified and is not facing any charges.
During the search of Thomsen’s residence, RCMP and Calgary police found a vast amount of stolen property, which included electronics, jewelry and designer fashion items; some is believed to have been taken from Calgary and the surrounding area.
Police will attempt to return the items to their rightful owners.
Thomsen was scheduled to appear in Calgary Provincial Court Nov. 30.