Red Deer, Alberta – A Red Deer man and woman are in custody after attempting to flee police in a stolen truck last night.
Shortly before 11:30 pm, RCMP located a suspicious red Ford 150 truck as it drove in the Westpark neighbourhood. The truck, which had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on September 7, refused to stop for police, who deployed a tire deflation device. The truck continued to drive despite having a deflated rear tire, and police followed it to the Bower neighbourhood, where the occupants abandoned it and fled into a wooded area east of Molly Bannister Drive. A 32 year old Red Deer man and a 28 year old Red Deer woman were quickly located by Police Dog Services and taken into custody.
The pair will face a number of charges for the events of the night; their names and the charges against them will be released once those charges have been sworn before the courts.
Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate and examine all physical evidence to determine if this incident is related to a robbery that sent the victim to hospital with serious injuries the afternoon of September 8.
RCMP will issue update as more information becomes available, and ask anyone with information about this crime to 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.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP