Masked culprits rob Maskwacis gas bar at gunpoint

Two male suspects got cigarettes and cash

  • Mar. 16, 2017 11:00 a.m.

The suspects, one wearing grey in the background, both wore masks.

Police are trying to identify two male suspects who robbed a gas bar in Maskwacis at gunpoint on Wednesday night at about 10:20 p.m.

RCMP said that the two masked suspects entered the gas bar armed with long-barreled rifles. One suspect had a sports-type bag, which he demanded be filled with money and cigarettes. The second suspect pointed his firearm at a different employee and demanded he lay on the ground.

None of the employees in the gas bar were injured, and no shots were fired.

The suspects fled with a bag full of cigarettes and a small amount of cash. It is believed they got into a vehicle described as a 2010 Nissan SUV that was black or dark red in colour.

One suspect is described as Caucasian male, wearing a grey Crooks and Castles hoodie, grey sweatpants, bright red shoes and a black mask.

The other suspect is a male, of unknown race, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black shoes and white socks, with white socks on his hands.

The Wetaskiwin RCMP General Investigation Section as well as the Maskwacis Community Response Unit are assisting with this investigation.

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