RCMP charge two men after Red Deer robbery

One suspect also faces impaired driving charge

Two men now face armed robbery charges after there was a robbery at one gas station and an attempted robbery on Wednesday in Red Deer.

At about 2:15 a.m., two men with a firearm approached the locked door at the Fas Gas located at 5101 76 St. and attempted unsuccessfully to smash it to gain entry before fleeing in a Ford Contour. Red Deer RCMP responded and obtained descriptions and surveillance images.

Shortly afterwards, at about 2:30 a.m., two men entered the Fas Gas located at 4023 50 St. with a firearm and demanded cash and lottery tickets. RCMP located the suspect car nearby and took the male driver into custody without incident, seizing a firearm from the vehicle. Police officers arrested the second suspect at a residence a short time later.

RCMP also initiated an impaired driving investigation. Charges have now been sworn against the two men.

Lucas James Werner, 34, faces the following charges: two counts of robbery with firearm, impaired operation of motor vehicle, impaired operation over 80 mg, and fail to comply with conditions.

Alvin James Werner, 21, faces the following charges: two counts of robbery with firearm and pointing a firearm .

Both suspects were schedules to be in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.

Just Posted

Lacombe County residential development and golf course proposed

Lincoln Ranch would include 100 homes and nine-hole golf course

Eight flu deaths in Central Alberta

99 admitted to hospital so far

UPDATED: Shots fired in Riverside Meadows

Red Deer RCMP search for more suspects

Exploring eating disorders in sports and fitness

Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs Feb. 1 to 7

Driver in fatal crash acquitted

A 19-year-old Red Deer woman was killed and another injured in June 2012 crash west of Bowden

WATCH: Alberta Party leadership candidates in Red Deer

Three people vying to be the leader of the Alberta Party were… Continue reading

In photos: Get ready for Western Canadian Championships

Haywood NorAm Western Canadian Championships and Peavey Mart Alberta Cup 5/6 start… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer city council debates cost-savings versus quality of life

Majority of councillors decide certain services are worth preserving

Got milk? Highway reopened near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents

Giddy up: Red Deer to host Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2018

The CFR is expected to bring $20-30 million annually to Red Deer and region

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

Not since Kurt Browning at the 1994 Lillehammer Games has a figure… Continue reading

Beer Canada calls on feds to axe increasing beer tax as consumption trends down

OTTAWA — A trade association for Canada’s beer industry wants the federal… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month