One man in custody after Red Deer store robbed by man with machete and pepper spray

Kentwood store was robbed on Tuesday

Police continue to look for one suspect after a convenience store was robbed by two men with a machete and pepper spray.

Red Deer RCMP arrested one person after a Kentwood convenience store was robbed by two masked men at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The two entered the Running on Empty store and demanded cash and cigarettes.

Mounties responded with Police Dog Services and tracked the suspects through Kentwood and a nearby industrial area. Within 20 minutes, they had found the first suspect.

A 19-year-old man was taken into custody without incident.

Store staff were not injured during the robbery.

The investigation is ongoing.



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