Armed robbery at Eastview Husky Wednesday; suspects and information sought

Police are hunting for two suspects who robbed the Eastview Husky gas station at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

Police are hunting for two suspects who robbed the Eastview Husky gas station at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

RCMP said two masked men, one carrying a handgun, went into the gas station about 9:30 p.m. and demanded cash and cigarettes. The second man was carrying a backpack and stuffed the cash and cartons of cigarettes into it before they both took off.

“It’s too early in the investigation for RCMP to determine whether or not this robbery is related to other recent armed robberies, but we are carefully analyzing the evidence,” says Red Deer RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Leanne Molzahn in a news release.

“What we do know is that there are people in this community who know the names of the people responsible for these armed robberies, and we’re asking them to do the right thing and call the police.

“These criminals are pointing weapons at victims and that’s a terrifying experience for a person to go through.

“The RCMP are doing everything we can to put a stop to it. We ask the public to join us in bringing those responsible to justice.”

The suspects are described as young, skinny Caucasian males. They were both wearing dark face coverings and clothing. The backpack is greenish-grey.

One suspect is about five-foot-seven to five-foot-eight (1.7 to 1.73 metres) and the other is about five-foot-five (1.65 metres).

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