Lacombe police believe weekend robberies connected

Armed robberies happened Saturday and Sunday in Lacombe

Lacombe police the same culprits are responsible for two weekend robberies.

Last Saturday, about 11:40 p.m. Lacombe Police Service responded to an armed robbery at the Husky gas station at 5052 Hwy 2A.

A lone man armed with a knife walked into the station and demanded cash and cigarettes. He fled with cash and lottery tickets to a dark-coloured car waiting outside with another man at the wheel. The pair took off, heading northbound.

On Sunday, about 2:10 a.m., a Lacombe police officer as on routine patrol when he was flagged down by a staff person from the Mac’s Convenience store at 5001 52nd St.

The clerk was robbed by two men, one holding a firearm. The men demanded cash and cigarettes.

They fled with cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes and jumped into a dark-coloured car and sped off.

Police believe it was the same two men in both robberies.

One suspect is described as 1.83m to 1.88m (Six foot to six-foot-two) and about 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing a black baseball cap, dark-coloured bandana over his face, dark jacket and jeans.

The second suspect is about 1.7, (five-foot-seven) an about 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing a black hat, dark balaclava, black jacket with the hood pulled up, black pants and white shoes.

The vehicle they were driving is believed to be an older model (1995-98) dark-coloured car, possibly a Pontiac Sunbird.

After the second robbery, police set up check stops in the area and discovered the suspects had tried to steal at least three other vehicles near the crime scene.

Anyone with information is asked to Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3270. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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