Drumheller RCMP were made aware of an attempted armed robbery at the Rosedale Canada Post Office through a social media post Friday at noon.
Police launched an investigation upon being informed of the incident and located the victim, an employee who was physically unharmed. The victim was offered supports following police attendance.
The investigation revealed a significant delay of three hours before the robbery was reported to police by unconventional means, RCMP say.
At about 9:00 a.m., a man entered the Rosedale Canada Post office brandishing what appeared to be a black foot long firearm. The suspect demanded money from the employee who was able to close the wicket and flee to the rear of the post office. The suspect then fled on foot.
The victim remained sheltered in place for a period of time and then continued to work before being located by police.
The suspect is described as man in his 20s, with long greasy blonde hair and a goatee and wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.
Drumheller RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible. Please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-403-823-2630 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com.