Morning robbery at Olds jewellery store

An Olds RCMP officer strings crime scene tape around the front of Stevens Jewellers following a robbery Thursday morning.

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An Olds RCMP officer strings crime scene tape around the front of Stevens Jewellers following a robbery on Thursday morning.

A man believed to be carrying an explosive device robbed Stevens Jewellers on main street Olds this morning.

Olds RCMP in a press release said officers responded to the store at 5014-50th Ave. at 10:15 a.m. after receiving word of an incident.

Their arrival interrupted the robbery, but the suspect quickly left the scene in a vehicle after taking some pieces of jewellery.Store staff believed the lone male had an explosive device though none was found or positively confirmed.

There were no injuries and no evacuation of surrounding buildings or people was needed.The description of the man and his vehicle are not yet being released as the matter remains under investigation. The sidewalk in front of the store was closed to pedestrians.

An RCMP officer remained out front while a provincial sheriff guarded the shop’s alley entrance. Officers in cruisers were posted at the entrances to town keeping a lookout for the vehicle.

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