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

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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