RCMP investigating Wednesday morning robbery

Red Deer RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services are on the hunt for a suspect that tried to rob a convenience store in east Red Deer.

Red Deer RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services are on the hunt for a suspect that tried to rob a convenience store in east Red Deer.

At 7:18 a.m., Red Deer City RCMP responded to a robbery in the Eastview area of Red Deer. A lone unknown male entered the Eastview Express 24 located at 140 Erickson Drive. It was reported the male brandished a knife and made demands of the clerk.

The male had made an attempt to conceal his face. The clerk did not comply with the demands made. The suspect then grabbed a number of lottery tickets and fled the scene. It is unclear if he left on foot or in a vehicle.

No one was injured in the incident.

RCMP continue to investigate with the assistance of Red Deer RCMP forensic identification section.

He is described as:

• Caucasian;

• 5’6″ tall;

• 200 lbs;

• black jacket;

• black hat;

• black running shoes.

RCMP urge that the suspect should not be approached as he may be armed. If he is spotted contact police at 403-343-5575 or 911.