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Red Deer RCMP look for suspect in armed robbery at FasGas - Update 1

May 10, 2016 12:51 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate the armed robbery and three failed robberies of convenience stores in the early hours of April 24. Further investigation of the scenes and surveillance footage has led police to believe that all four crimes were committed by the same suspect, who police believe changed his clothing during the course of his attempted crime spree. Police have obtained additional surveillance footage that they are releasing to the public in hopes of identifying the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 5’0” to 5’6” tall
  • Between 20 – 25 years old
  • In the 2nd and 3rd occurrences the suspect wore a light grey hoodie with a “Terror” logo
  • In the 1st and 4th occurrences the suspect wore a white and grey checkered hoodie
  • Wearing a white cloth or bandana over his face, dark pants and running shoes

If you recognize this man or have information about any of these crimes, please 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:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

photo of suspect

photo of suspect

photo of man who robbed the FasGas

photo of man who robbed FasGas

BACKGROUND:

April 28, 2016

Red Deer RCMP look for suspect in armed robbery at FasGas

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who police believe robbed one convenience store and unsuccessfully attempted to rob two others in the early morning of April 24.

RCMP were called to the Mac’s Convenience Store on Allan Street at 1:20 am on April 24 in response to a report of a suspicious male who was attempting to enter the store while wearing a bandana that covered most of his face. The suspect failed to gain access as the doors were locked; he was seen walking eastbound. RCMP later received another report that a suspicious male had entered the FasGas in Westpark around the same time as the Allan Street incident and demanded cash; in that instance, staff refused to cooperate and the suspect left empty-handed. Shortly after 2:30 am, RCMP were called to the East Hill FasGas after a man wearing a bandana over his face and carrying a tire wrench demanded cash and cigarettes from the staff. In this case, the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash but no cigarettes. The suspect left the store and was seen walking westbound; Police Dog Services were able to track him for some distance before losing the scent.

At this time, RCMP believe the robbery and the two attempted robberies were committed by the same suspect, who is described as follows:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’5” or 5’6” tall
  • Between 20 – 25 years old
  • Wearing a bandana over his face, a light grey hoodie, dark pants and running shoes

RCMP continue to investigate. If you recognize this man or have information about any of these crimes, please 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:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

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April 28, 2016

Red Deer RCMP look for suspect in armed robbery at 7 Eleven

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who attempted to rob the 7 Eleven in Riverside Meadows shortly after 5 am on April 24.

RCMP were called to the 7 Eleven Store on 54 Avenue at 5:15 am on April 24 after a man carrying what witnesses believed to be a stick entered the store and demanded cash from the staff member. A customer surprised the suspect and he left empty-handed; he was last seen heading east then south behind the store.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Caucasian
  • Around 5’ tall
  • Late teens
  • Dark hair
  • Wearing a white and grey checkered hoodie with jeans

RCMP continue to investigate. At this time, RCMP do not believe this attempted robbery is connected to the other three robbery/ attempted robbery files from earlier the same morning.

If you recognize this man or have information about any of these crimes, please 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 at www.tipsubmit.com.

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