Man wanted in attempted armed robbery

Police are looking for the man responsible for an attempted armed robbery early this morning.

Police are looking for the man responsible for an attempted armed robbery early this morning.

At 2:56 a.m., Red Deer City RCMP responded to the incident at a downtown convenience store.

A lone, unknown male entered the Short Stop Food Store at the Fas Gas located in the 5900 block of 54th Avenue and requested cigarettes, according to an RCMP news release. The clerk complied with the request and waited for the man to produce cash for the purchase. But the man brandished a weapon and made demands for cash. The clerk was unable to comply and the suspect fled the store, last seen travelling northbound on foot.

RCMP police dog services assisted in the search for the suspect, but he was not located.

He is described as a Caucasian in his late 20s to mid 30s, approximately 183 cm (6’) tall, weighing 82 kg (180 lbs.), and having a light beard coloured light red or strawberry blonde. He was wearing blue coveralls and a grey zippered hooded sweater.

RCMP continue to investigate, and ask anyone with information about the identity of this man to contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.