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Red Deer RCMP investigate series of linked armed robberies

June 12, 2017 10:00 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify the man who committed two armed robberies at knifepoint over the weekend and has been linked to a third robbery last week.

RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery shortly after 3 pm on June 10 in which the suspect entered the Mac’s store on Ironside Street and produced a knife, demanding cash. RCMP then responded to another report of an armed robbery shortly before 2 am on June 12 at the Express 24 Foodmart at 7141 50 Avenue, in which the suspect robbed the cashier of cash and cigarettes at knifepoint.

RCMP believe the two robberies were committed by the same suspect who robbed the north side Running on Empty at knifepoint in the early morning hours of June 8. No one was injured in these robberies. Police Dog Services were called in on all three robberies but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Early 20s
  • 5’6” tall
  • Approximately 160 lbs
  • Blue eyes
  • Shaved head with dark stubble
  • For the three robberies, the suspect has variously worn a black hoodie with a “Hammer Down” logo, a white hoodie with a grey design, plaid shorts and blue jeans, and unlaced footwear (work boots and skate shoes); he has used a dark-coloured bandana to cover his face.

If you recognize this suspect or have information about these investigations, 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. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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Media contact:
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

photo of armed robber 

photo of armed robber

BACKGROUND:

June 8, 2017

Red Deer RCMP investigate armed robbery at gas station

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify the man who robbed a north end gas station at knifepoint at approximately 12:30 am on June 8.

The suspect entered the Running on Empty store, located at 7110 50 Avenue, shortly before 12:30 am and produced a knife, demanding cash. No one was injured in the robbery and the suspect was seen running toward 75 Street. Police Dog Services attended but were not able to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Early 20s
  • Shaved head with dark stubble
  • Blue eyes
  • Wearing a black hoodie with “Hammer Down” on the back, light-coloured plaid shorts and untied skater shoes

If you recognize this suspect or have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or contact your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403.304.7764

photo of armed robber

photo of armed robber

photo of armed robber

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