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Red Deer RCMP look for suspect in armed robbery at Eastview 7 Eleven – Update – Arrest made

June 30, 2016 9:17 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested a Red Deer man for the May 3 robbery of the Eastview 7 Eleven, where the suspect wore a garbage bag on his head and punched a witness on his way out of the store.

Red Deer RCMP identified a suspect soon after the robbery, and began searching for him. On June 17, a warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest, and police located him and arrested him without incident on June 28.

24 year old Matthew Sadeghzadeh of Red Deer has been charged with:

  • Criminal Code 344(1)(b) – Robbery
  • Criminal Code 351(2) – Disguise with intent to commit offence
  • Criminal Code 266 – Assault

Matthew Sadeghzadeh made his first court appearance on June 29 for a bail hearing and will next appear in Alberta Provincial Court in Red Deer at 9:30 am on July 6 for election and plea.

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

BACKGROUND:

May 5, 2016

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

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify the man who robbed the Eastview 7 Eleven in the early morning of May 3 while wearing a garbage bag on his head.

RCMP were called to the 7 Eleven 3803 40 Avenue at 2:30 am after a man entered the store, threatened staff and customers, and went behind the till; he demanded cash from a staff member and grabbed several cartons of cigarettes, placing them in a black shopping bag. On his way out of the store, he assaulted a male customer. The suspect was last seen running eastbound toward 32 Street.

EMS attended to treat and release the assault victim, who sustained a minor injury.

The suspect is described as:

  • Between 5’10” and 6’ tall
  • Approximately 195 lbs
  • Wearing a dark coloured long sleeve shirt and dark pants, and what appears to be a black garbage bag over his head
  • Carrying a reusable black shopping bag with green writing on it

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

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