RCMP seeking suspect in connection to robbery in Kentwood

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a suspect who brandished a knife while demanding money and cigarettes at a convenience store in Kentwood on Monday.

RCMP are seeking a suspect in connection with a robbery at Run’n on Empty on 100 Kent Street around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a suspect who brandished a knife while demanding money and cigarettes at a convenience store in Kentwood on Monday.

Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Run’n on Empty on 100 Kent Street around 10 p.m. A lone man reportedly threatened staff while demanding cash and cigarettes. There were no reported injuries.

Police say the suspect left through the front door carrying a white plastic bag that held an undisclosed amount of cash, about 15 packages of Du Maurier King Size cigarettes and various other items.

A police dog was called in to help officers to search the area but the search turned up empty.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between 35 and 40 years of age. He is 1.83 metres (six feet) in height and has a medium build. He has scruffy facial hair on his chin. He was wearing yellow work gloves, black toque, black long-sleeved shirt, black sunglasses, blue jeans and brown work boots.

Police are investigating any commonalities between this and other robberies.

Anyone with information that may assist the police in identifying the suspect responsible for this crime is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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