Suspect arrested in Red Deer jewelry store armed heist

A suspect in an armed robbery of a Red Deer jewelry store that netted goods valued at over $10,000 has been arrested.

A suspect in an armed robbery of a Red Deer jewelry store that netted goods valued at over $10,000 has been arrested.

Red Deer City RCMP said a man was arrested three days after the robbery that occurred Friday at Peoples Jewelry at Parkland Mall.

Police were called at 8:50 p.m. after a lone male with a gun robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of jewelry valued at over $10,000.

The suspect left the store and was last seen on bike leaving the mall.

A suspect was arrested on Monday and charged after police stopped a motorist driving erratically in south Red Deer.

RCMP Insp. Lawrence Aimoe, operations officer with the detachment, observed the driver and called for backup and proceeded to stop the vehicle that had two occupants.

Robert Wilkinson, 29, of Red Deer was charged with one count of robbery with a weapon and one count of possession of stolen property.

Wilkinson was remanded in custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday.

RCMP did not release anything on an armed robbery occuring at the mall until Tuesday.

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