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Arrests made in connection with Eastview Shopping Centre incident

Three people who allegedly tried forcing a male victim to withdraw money from a bank machine have been charged by Red Deer City RCMP.

Two males and a female were arrested at the Eastview Shopping Centre after police were called to the BMO bank at 39th Street and 40th Avenue on Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m.

Officers found some suspects allegedly attempting to make another person withdraw money from his bank account. The suspects were known to the victim and felt they were owed this money.

A 21-year-old Red Deer man was charged with extortion without a firearm.

A 23-year-old Red Deer man was charged with resisting or obstructing a peace officer, extortion without a firearm and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

A 21-year-old Sherwood Park woman was charged with extortion without a firearm, disguise with intent, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

All three suspects were expected to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Wednesday.

 
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