East 40th Pub in Red Deer robbed at gunpoint

Suspects hit at 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 when patrons still inside

Red Deer RCMP are seeking the public’s assistant in trying to identify suspects involved in an armed robbery at the East 40th Pub three days after Christmas.

Two men — one wielding a shotgun and the other a screwdriver — entered the pub at 3811 40th Ave. at 2 p.m. on Dec. 28.

The suspect holding the shotgun stood watch while the man with the screwdriver demanded cash. He placed the money into a black bag he had brought with him and the two men left in a metallic brown Toyota Sienna that was driven by a third suspect.

There were a number of patrons in the pub at the time but no one was injured during this robbery. The vehicle had been reported stolen on Dec. 24 and was abandoned nearby. RCMP recovered it later the same day.

The first suspect is described as Caucasian, between 18 and 32 years old, approximately 1.73 m to 1.78 m (5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10) tall and 68 kg to 77 kg (150 to 170 lbs).

He was wearing a balaclava, sunglasses and a ball cap, a blue hoodie, plaid fleece pants, grey work gloves and white running shoes with black soles and carrying a shotgun.

The second suspect is described as Caucasian, between 18 – 32 years old, approximately 1.78 m (5-foot-10) to 1.83 m (6 feet) tall and 81 kg to 90 kg (180-200 lbs).

He was wearing a balaclava, grey hoodie, dark grey pants with a white stripe down the leg, dark work gloves and dark running shoes with white soles, and carrying a screwdriver.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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