RCMP arrest two suspects in November armed robbery in Innisfail

RCMP searching for Devyn Michael Hendriksen

Two suspects are facing weapons charges and a third is on the loose in connection with an armed robbery at the Innisfail Hotel last November.

Innisfail RCMP said that at about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 24, two men and a woman got into an apartment on the top floor of the hotel and ordered male and female victims not to move. A number of items were stolen before the three fled in a PT Cruiser-style vehicle.

On Jan. 10, RCMP released video surveillance footage of the female suspect and requested the public’s help in identifying her.

RCMP received numerous Crime Stopper tips and arrested a suspect.

Kayla Jackson, 23, of Red Deer, has been charged with robbery with a firearm, unlawfully in a dwelling house, forcible entry and failing to comply with court release conditions.

Jackson has been released from custody and is due in Red Deer provincial court on Feb. 26.

Benjamin William Bjarnson, 33, of Red Deer, has been charged with robbery with a firearm, unlawfully in a dwelling house, disguise with intent to commit a crime, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm, use of a firearm in an indictable offence and forcible entry.

RCMP are still looking for Devyn Michael Hendriksen, 23, of Red Deer. He is facing charges of robbery with a firearm, unlawfully in a dwelling house, disguised with intent to commit a crime, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm, use of a firearm in an indictable offence and forcible entry. Warrants have been issued for Hendriksen’s arrest.

Anyone with information on this crime should contact Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3341 or your local police.



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