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Red Deer RCMP look for witnesses after woman injured in robbery – Update – Charges laid

September 9, 2016 12:27 PM

Red Deer RCMP look for witnesses after woman injured in robbery – Update – Charges laid

Red Deer, Alberta – A Red Deer man and woman are in court this morning after a series of crimes last week that left a woman hospitalized and ended with the pair fleeing RCMP on foot before being apprehended with the assistance of police dogs.

The investigation by Red Deer RCMP has confirmed the link between the series of purse snatchings on September 7 and 8 and the subsequent arrest the night of September 8 of a man and a woman in a stolen truck.

32 year old Brendan Alexander Eburne of Red Deer faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 344(1)(b) – Robbery with injury
  • Criminal Code 333.1 – Theft of motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 334(a) – Theft under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 249.3 – Dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm
  • Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Flight from police officer
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000

28 year old Natasha Maria Deschambeault of Red Deer faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 344(1)(b) – Robbery with injury
  • Criminal Code 334(a) – Theft under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist or obstruct police officer

Eburne and Deschambeault both make their first court appearances this morning, September 12 at 9:30 am at Alberta Provincial Court in Red Deer.

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Media contact:
Cst. Sean Morris
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

September 9, 2016

Red Deer RCMP arrest two after they fled police in a stolen truck

Red Deer, Alberta – A Red Deer man and woman are in custody after attempting to flee police in a stolen truck last night.

Shortly before 11:30 pm, RCMP located a suspicious red Ford 150 truck as it drove in the Westpark neighbourhood. The truck, which had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on September 7, refused to stop for police, who deployed a tire deflation device. The truck continued to drive despite having a deflated rear tire, and police followed it to the Bower neighbourhood, where the occupants abandoned it and fled into a wooded area east of Molly Bannister Drive. A 32 year old Red Deer man and a 28 year old Red Deer woman were quickly located by Police Dog Services and taken into custody.

The pair will face a number of charges for the events of the night; their names and the charges against them will be released once those charges have been sworn before the courts.

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate and examine all physical evidence to determine if this incident is related to a robbery that sent the victim to hospital with serious injuries the afternoon of September 8.

RCMP will issue update as more information becomes available, and ask anyone with information about this crime to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

September 9, 2016

Red Deer RCMP look for witnesses after woman injured in robbery

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for witnesses to a personal robbery yesterday afternoon that sent the victim to hospital with serious injuries; RCMP believe this robbery may be part of a string of recent purse snatchings.

At approximately 4 pm on September 8, a woman walking in the parking lot of the strip mall on 39 Street and 40 Avenue had her purse snatched by a female suspect who fled to a waiting red Ford 150 truck. When the victim attempted to get her purse back, the truck sped away, dragging her behind it for a brief period. Red Deer RCMP flooded the area and began searching for the suspect truck, while the victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening.

The robbery is similar to two other personal robbery reports RCMP are investigating; fortunately, no one was injured in either of these earlier incidents. Shortly before 6 pm on September 7, a woman reported having her purse snatched from her shopping cart in the parking lot of Parkland Mall. The suspect was a Caucasian man, approximately 25 to 30 years old, who grabbed her purse then fled in a red Ford F150 truck.

On September 8, RCMP received a report that a woman had her purse snatched in the Bower Mall parking lot at approximately 2 pm. In that case, a red Ford truck was seen circling the parking lot before a female suspect got out of the passenger side, grabbed the purse and then fled in the waiting truck.

RCMP continue to gather evidence regarding each of these three crimes and are looking for witnesses to any of the above incidents. If you have information about these robberies, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

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