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Red Deer RCMP investigate attempted personal robbery with firearm – Update – Composite Sketch

May 16, 2017 11:12 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have worked with the victim of the attempted robbery that occurred in a downtown parking lot the evening of May 10 and have developed a composite sketch of one of the suspects.

If you recognize this man or have information about this investigation, 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:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

composite sketch of robbery suspect 

BACKGROUND:

May 11, 2017

Red Deer RCMP investigate attempted personal robbery with firearm

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for two men who attempted to rob a man at gunpoint in a downtown parking lot shortly after 6 pm on Wednesday night.

At approximately 6:10 pm on May 10, two male suspects approached a man as he sat in his car in the parking lot adjacent to the downtown tennis courts, demanded he get out of his vehicle and displayed a firearm. The man refused to get out of his vehicle and began to drive away; one of the suspects struck his window with the firearm and the pair then fled on foot. RCMP responded immediately and searched the area with the assistance of Police Dog Services, but did not locate the suspects.

There were a number of other vehicles in the parking lot at the time of the attempted robbery, and RCMP are looking for any witnesses who might have seen something suspicious in the area at the time. The City of Red Deer has hired security to monitor the park effective immediately.

The first suspect is described as:

  • Aboriginal
  • Approximately 25 years old
  • 5'8” tall
  • Clean shaven
  • Slender build
  • Wearing a light-coloured long sleeved shirt and pants
  • Carrying a firearm

The second suspect is described as: 

  • 5'5” tall
  • Thicker build
  • Wearing dark clothing, a ball cap and a red bandanna with a yellow design over his face

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate. If you have information about this investigation, 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 contacts:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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