Red Deer couple arrested after armed robbery of woman trying to sell diamond ring

A Red Deer couple accused of robbing someone selling a diamond ring has been arrested.

Red Deer RCMP said just after 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, the victim met with a woman who had expressed interest in purchasing a diamond ring that was advertised for sale online.

They met in a south Red Deer parking lot. After some conversation, the victim got into the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect then displayed a handgun, ordered the victim out of the car and drove away with the ring. Police said the ring was valued at over $3,000.

Police said the victim was not injured and was able to provide police with clear descriptions of the suspect and the vehicle she drove.

With the help of a composite sketch, police were able to quickly identify the suspect and on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. they executed a search warrant of the suspect’s residence in Riverside Meadows.

There police found the ring, a weapon, a small amount of powder believed to be heroin or fentanyl and a small amount of what police believe is methamphetmine. The suspect, a 31-year-old woman, and a 33-year-old man were arrested.

The woman is charged with robbery with a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, careless use of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

The man is charged with possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, possession of a stolen firearm, careless use of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

Both are scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.

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