Man jailed after string of armed robberies

A man who was arrested in Rocky Mountain House after a string of armed robberies across the Prairies has been sent to jail for 14 years.

CALGARY — A man who was arrested in Rocky Mountain House after a string of armed robberies across the Prairies has been sent to jail for 14 years.

Tyler Darrell Leeder of Lethbridge was given about two years of credit for time already spent in custody.

Leeder, 28, surrendered to a heavily armed tactical team outside a hotel in Rocky Mountain House in April 2012.

He was wanted for armed robberies in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and was also accused of injuring an Alberta RCMP officer when a police car was rammed by a truck, in an incident in Irricana.

A 17-year-old girl who had been reported missing from the Lethbridge area was with Leeder when he was arrested.

It was suspected that she had been travelling with him since 2010.

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