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Two males charged following robbery in Drumheller

Drumheller RCMP has charged a pair of individuals following a robbery at a restaurant.

On Oct. 18, at around 2 p.m., police responded to a robbery at a restaurant in town. A preliminary investigation revealed two unknown males entered the restaurant wearing masks and then allegedly threatened staff and demanded money. Both males fled the scene without any money.

An employee and witnesses followed the suspects and a confrontation occurred between one of the suspects and two witnesses where the suspect allegedly struck one of the witnesses with a baton.

The witnesses restrained the suspect until police arrived and arrested the male. Two witnesses suffered minor injuries as a result. No one else was physically injured as a result of this incident.

“It’s easy to understand the level of concern that is present when one’s property is violated,” says Staff Sergeant Edmond Bourque, Drumheller RCMP Detachment Commander in a press release.

“However, we urge members of the public not to take matters into their own hands. We have seen the person who takes the matter into their own hands be quite seriously injured. What we need are for individuals to report a crime in progress to 911 so that the police can attend to assist.”

One male, 46, was charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, wearing a disguise while committing an offence and failure to comply with a release order. The other suspect, 32, was charged with robbery and wearing a disguise while committing an offence.

Both suspects are set to appear in Drumheller provincial court in the next several weeks.