Red Deer food store robbed by man with knife

West Park Foods incident was on April 13

Red Deer RCMP reported on Wednesday that West Park Foods was robbed six days ago by a man wielding a knife.

They are now seeking public assistance to identify the suspect and have released a photo of him.

RCMP said that they responded to a report of an armed robbery at the store on 57th Avenue at 5:15 p.m. on April 13.

A man carrying a knife entered the store and demanded cash and lottery tickets, then fled southeast across the parking lot. No vehicle was seen.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, mid to late 30s, tall, with a thin build, and facial hair. He was wearing a big black tuque pulled low over his forehead, silver-rimmed sunglasses with dark lenses, a black hooded sweater, dark jeans and yellow-orange work gloves.

If you have information about this investigation, 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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