Police believe suspect robbed same gas station twice in three hours

Police are seeking the same male suspect, who is believed to have carried out two robberies at a West Park Fas Gas station early on Monday.

Police are seeking the same male suspect, who is believed to have carried out two robberies at a West Park Fas Gas station early on Monday.

The first robbery occurred at 12:42 a.m. at the gas station in the 4300 block of 55th Avenue. A lone male entered the station and demanded cash from the clerk, suggesting he had a firearm. The clerk complied and the male left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The second robbery happened at 3:44 a.m. This time, the lone male demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk. The male suspect left again with an undisclosed amount of both.

After both robberies, the suspect was seen walking eastbound. No one was injured in the incidents.

An RCMP police dog was used in both searches, but the suspect wasn’t located.

Police are seeking an unshaven Caucasian male, about 1.8 metres (five-foot-10 inches) tall, weighing about 80 kg (180 pounds). In the first robbery, he was wearing a black hooded sweater and black hat. In the second, he was wearing a white hooded sweater.

Police believe the same man is responsible for both crimes and that he possibly fled the area in a vehicle that was parked in a lot directly east of the gas station, along 43rd Street.

The RCMP would like to speak to anyone who noticed a vehicle parked at that location early on Monday.

The investigation continues with the help of the Red Deer RCMP Forensic Identification Section.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call 403-343-5575.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If the tip leads to an arrest, tipsters can receive up to a $2,000 cash reward.

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