Rocky RCMP arrest one in Caroline bear spray robbery

Police have arrested and charged a suspect in an armed robbery at a Caroline bar that included patrons being sprayed with bear spray.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP said in a statement that two men wearing masks entered the bar on Sept. 22, one armed with bear spray and the other with a firearm. During the robbery, two patrons received minor injuries when they were sprayed in the face with the bear spray. The robbers stole an undisclosed amount of money.

After a lengthy investigation, Rocky Mountain House RCMP’s General Investigation Section has charged Jonathan Donnelly, 33, a resident of Delburne, with robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and several breach of recognizance conditions.

RCMP are continuing to investigate the matter and to date have not identified the second suspect.