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Red Deer RCMP arrest two after armed robberies – Update 2 – Third male arrested

June 20, 2017 9:49 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested and charged a third person in the robbery and attempted robbery of two gas stations in the early morning hours of June 14.

As RCMP continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the robberies, they identified a third suspect, a 16 year old male. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and the suspect voluntarily turned himself in to police at the downtown Red Deer RCMP detachment on June 17.

In accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, RCMP will not release the name of the youth, who made his first court appearance in Red Deer on June 19 and will appear in court next on July 6 at 9:30 am to speak to the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 344(a) – Robbery with firearm X 2
  • Criminal Code 87(1) – Pointing a firearm

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Media contact:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

June 16, 2017

Red Deer RCMP arrest two after armed robberies – Update – Charges sworn

Red Deer, Alberta – Charges have now been sworn against the two men who robbed and attempted to rob two gas stations in the early morning of June 14. Upon locating the suspect vehicle and taking one robbery suspect into custody from that vehicle, RCMP also initiated an impaired driving investigation.

34 year old Lucas James Werner faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 344(a) – Robbery with firearm X 2
  • Criminal Code 253(1)(a) – Impaired operation of motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 253(1)(b) – Impaired operation over 80 mg
  • Criminal Code 145(3) X 2 – Fail to comply with conditions

21 year old Shayden Alvin James Werner faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 344(a) – Robbery with firearm X 2
  • Criminal Code 87(2) – Pointing a firearm

Both suspects make their first appearance in court in Red Deer on June 16 at 9:30 am. 

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

BACKGROUND:

June 14, 2017

Red Deer RCMP arrest two after armed robberies

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have two men in custody after a failed armed robbery attempt at one gas station early this morning was followed minutes later by an armed robbery at gunpoint at a second gas station.

At 2:15 am on June 14, RCMP responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery at the Fas Gas located at 5101 76 Street. Two men with a firearm approached the locked door and attempted unsuccessfully to smash it to gain entry before fleeing in a Ford Contour. Red Deer RCMP responded and obtained descriptions and surveillance images of the suspects and the suspect car and began an immediate city-wide search for the suspects.

At 2:36 am Red Deer RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Fas Gas located at 4023 50 Street, after two men entered the building with a firearm and demanded cash and lottery tickets. RCMP located the suspect car nearby and took the driver into custody without incident, seizing a firearm from the vehicle. Police officers arrested the second male suspect at a residence a short time later. 

The suspects’ names and the charges they face will be released once those charges have been sworn before the courts.

At this time, RCMP cannot confirm whether these incidents are linked to recent armed robberies, but police continue to pursue all investigational avenues.

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. 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:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403.304.7764

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