Security video show the suspects in the Burnt Lake Trail gas station located near Hwy 11. (Photo contributed)

Shot fired at Red Deer-area gas station break-in

RCMP continue to investigate

A suspect fired at a security vehicle while fleeing a break and enter at a Burnt Lake Trail gas station.

RCMP said that at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 3, two suspects entered the gas station off Highway 11 and attempted to access the ATM inside the store when they were interrupted by a mobile security unit.

While trying to escape, a suspect fired a gun at the security vehicle. The suspects then fled northbound on Burnt Lake Trail.

The security officer was not injured.

Both Blackfalds and Red Deer RCMP responded.

Police said it was another example of how quickly situations can escalate. Suspects should be considered dangerous and people are encouraged not to engage or approach when they witness a crime. But immediately reporting information, like descriptions and licence plate numbers, is extremely valuable to police.

One suspect had a medium build and wore a black face mask and an army-green jacket with a camouflage pattern. The other suspect had a larger build, and wore a ball cap and dark winter coat with a hood.

The suspects’ vehicle was described as a dark Dodge crew cab with chrome running boards, and a white or silver slip tank.

Anyone who has seen this vehicle, or knows where it may be, should not approach the suspects, who are believed to be armed and dangerous. They should instead contact their local police immediately by calling 911.

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