Police seeking armed robbery suspect

RCMP believe the same suspect responsible for three armed robberies in last five days

Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify the man who allegedly committed two armed robberies at knifepoint over the weekend.

The suspect has also been linked to a third robbery last week.

RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery shortly after 3 p.m. last Saturday. Police say a suspect entered the Mac’s store on Ironside Street, pulled out a knife and demanded cash.

Police were called to another armed robbery call shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday at the Express 24 Foodmart at 7141 50th Ave.. A suspect, armed with a knife, robbed the cashier of cash and cigarettes at knifepoint.

RCMP believe the two robberies were committed by the same suspect who robbed the north side Run’n on Empty at knifepoint in the early morning hours of June 8.

No one was injured in these robberies. Police Dog Services were called in on all three robberies but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his early 20s and about 1.68 m (five-foot-six) weighing about 73 kg (160 pounds). He has blue eyes and a shaved head with dark stubble.

For the three robberies, the suspect has variously worn a black hoodie with a “Hammer Down” logo, a white hoodie with a grey design, plaid shorts and blue jeans, and unlaced footwear (work boots and skate shoes). He has used a dark-coloured bandana to cover his face.

If you recognize this suspect or have information about these investigations, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

 

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