Employee bear sprayed in Rocky Mountain House-area armed robbery

Two men in custody and facing numerous charges in connection with Monday evening incident

Two men are in custody after an employee of a store near Rocky Mountain House was bear sprayed during an armed robbery on Monday.

Rocky Mountain House said two masked suspects went into a store west of town about 7 p.m. Police allege the suspects bear sprayed an employee and took several bottles of liquor before fleeing in a Jeep Liberty.

The store worker was treated by Emergency Medical Services.

RCMP found the Jeep travelling on the O’Chiese First Nations Main Road. When police tried to pull over the SUV it took off. After a brief chase, the Jeep hit the ditch on a gravel lease road.

Police Dog Services was called in and two suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

A 27-year-old Red Deer man is facing charges of robbery, assault with a weapon, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, disguised with intent to commit an offence, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.

He is scheduled to appear in Rocky Mountain House provincial court on May 16.

A 30-year-old Sunchild First Nations man is charged with robbery, assault with weapon, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and disguised with intent to commit an offence. He is due in Rocky Mountain House provincial court on May 23.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882 or call your local police.

News tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Class size targets hard to reach in Red Deer

Red Deer Public Schools recently updated its average class size

Lotteries look to younger customers to increase sales

Promoting online and interactive games

Red Deer man helps light up the holidays for others

Jim Elliott’s in his 15th year of mapping the city’s most magical, lit-up homes

With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move

With the city moving ahead with a fenced-off supervised drug consumption site… Continue reading

WATCH: CP Holiday Train rolls into Lacombe

Kelly Prescott performed for hundreds of Central Albertans

Barry Cooper: Separation has become a real possibility, thanks to Ottawa’s abuses

In the past couple of weeks, a retired senior oil executive, Gwyn… Continue reading

Sex assault trial for former gymnastics coach resumes in Sarnia

SARNIA, Ont. — The trial of a former high-ranking gymnastics coach accused… Continue reading

Victims of former ski coach Charest say they were ‘sacrificed’ by Alpine Canada

MONTREAL — A lawsuit filed Wednesday against Alpine Canada by three victims… Continue reading

Emily Blunt on the ‘daunting’ task of playing Mary Poppins

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the… Continue reading

Tommy Chong says Canada’s weed legalization has kept ‘underground market alive’

TORONTO — Tommy Chong has a pass, man. While some Canadians who… Continue reading

Apple deepens Austin ties, expands operations east and west

AUSTIN, Texas — Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin,… Continue reading

Trump comments upend U.S. approach to Huawei, trade talks

WASHINGTON — The United States and China have taken pains this week… Continue reading

Most Read