January 2018 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP respond to robbery at mall – Update – Surveillance images

January 5, 2018 10:37 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have obtained surveillance images of the suspects in a robbery the morning of December 29 after three men stole cell phones from the display counters of kiosks at Parkland Mall and pepper sprayed several victims as they fled. The thieves made off with four cell phones worth approximately $5,000.

RCMP have determined that the suspects fled through entrance 4, which is located on the southeast side of the mall, at 9:50 am on December 29, and entered a waiting car, which was last seen exiting the north side of the parking lot heading eastbound. The car is believed to be a newer silver/ grey Hyundai Sonata.

The suspects are described as three black males between approximately 5’6” and 5’10” tall, between 18 and 22 years old. Two had slim builds and one had a medium build; one wore a purple bandana and purple gloves.

If you recognize these men 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:
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

photo of phone thieves

photo of phone thieves

photo of phone thieves

BACKGROUND:

December 29, 2017 

Red Deer RCMP respond to robbery at mall

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating a robbery that occurred shortly before 10 am in Parkland Mall after three men stole cell phones from the display counter of a Best Buy/ Telus kiosk and sprayed pepper spray at several victims as they fled.

RCMP are currently on scene at Parkland Mall and are conducting a search for the suspects, who are described as three black men wearing black hoodies, believed to be in their mid-twenties. One wore a blue bandana. They fled the mall through the east exit after shoving a security guard who attempted to stop them.

A number of people were affected by the pepper spray, which induces coughing and discomfort but no lasting injuries; the effects of pepper spray can be neutralized by flushing eyes with water. No other injuries were reported during the robbery.

RCMP continue to investigate and will issue an update as more information becomes available.

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 contact:
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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