Photo of alleged suspect using stolen credit card released

Card was taken during earlier home invasion

Red Deer RCMP have issued photos of a suspect who was caught on camera using a stolen credit card an hour after it was stolen in a home invasion.

The suspect in the photos used the stolen credit card at a convenience store at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 2, an hour after four men carrying baseball bats and a silver handgun entered an apartment on 33rd Street and 47th Avenue and robbed the occupants.

The suspect appears to have tattoos on the backs of both his hands.

The four men robbed the two male victims of cell phones, cash, wallets and a Play Station 4, and stole a Chevrolet Silverado truck belonging to one of the victims. Both victims were assaulted during the home invasion and were taken to hospital for treatment of what is believed to be non-serious injuries.

The four suspects all wore black clothing and black toques, and had their faces covered with black balaclavas or bandanas. Some of the men were seen leaving the scene in a black sporty-looking four-door car with silver rims and tinted windows; the others left in the stolen truck.

RCMP recovered the stolen truck shortly after 7 a.m. the same morning, after it had been abandoned in the Morrisroe neighbourhood. While the suspects were not known to their victims, RCMP believe this may have been a targeted incident.

RCMP ask anyone with information about the identity of the suspect to contact them at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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