Remember that Christmas Eve thief in Stettler? The suspect pleaded guilty on March 14, 2017.
Shawn Steier (32) of Medicine Hat pleaded guilty in Stettler Provincial Court to robbery with a firearm, disguised with intent to commit an offence and other weapon related offences for his part in the Christmas Eve robbery of Wares Jewellers in Stettler.
On December 24, 2015 a man dressed as Santa Claus entered the store, pulled a gun on the clerk and made off with jewellery and precious stones.
Steier received three plus years in custody, a lifetime firearms prohibition, restitution and a fine.
Stettler RCMP would like to thank the public and their partners with the Calgary Police Service for their assistance in the successful conclusion to the investigation.
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