Calgary Co-op Advised of Arrest in Oakridge Centre Tampering Incident

CALGARY, March 17 /CNW/ - The Calgary Police Service has advised that they have made an arrest in the product tampering case at our Oakridge Centre location.

"We are relieved to learn that police have made an arrest," says Deane Collinson, chief executive officer of Calgary Co-op. "This situation has been very hard on our customers and our employees, who take great pride in their jobs and their store. Calgary Co-op has spent over 50 years building its reputation, particularly in the area of food safety. Since the first tampering incident on January 18, 2010, we have invested significant time and resources in security and other resources necessary to ensure the safety of our products, and we are pleased that police have identified a suspect and made an arrest in this case. We can confirm that the suspect identified by police is a customer and not an employee of Calgary Co-op."

Donna Burn, vice president of member and public relations, recognizes the efforts of all those involved. "We want to sincerely thank the Oakridge community and our loyal members and customers for their support. We also want to thank our employees for their hard work, vigilance and extra efforts during this time. We want to acknowledge the investigative work done by Calgary Police Service detectives and officers from District 6 and thank them for working so diligently on this investigation."

Because this is now a police matter, Calgary Co-op will not be providing further comments in respect to the investigation and will be referring any media inquiries to the Calgary Police Service.

SOURCE Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op)

For further information: For further information: Sarah Boutron, Manager, Communications, Member and Public Relations, Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, Phone: (403) 219-6025, ext. 6105, Cell: (403) 660-7197

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