Whitecourt man charged in connection with old attempted murder, robbery

A Whitecourt man faces several changes stemming from a 2002 attempted murder and robbery after he was arrested in Innisfail on June 6.

A Whitecourt man faces several changes stemming from a 2002 attempted murder and robbery after he was arrested in Innisfail on June 6.

Wood Buffalo RCMP Serious Crimes Unit and Innisfail RCMP made the arrest without incident.

Police say the investigation began in January 2002 in Fort McMurray when an employee at the downtown bottle depot was approached by a masked individual brandishing a knife while he tried to rob him.

The suspect threatened to kill the employee. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed and suffered life-threatening injuries.

The suspect then fled the scene, leaving physical evidence behind.

As a result of advancements in forensic DNA analysis, police were able to identify the suspect in this investigation.

Jack William Kramer, 51, of Whitecourt is charged with attempted murder, robbery and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an offence. He remains in custody at this time and will appear in court on June 16.

If you have information about this or any other investigations, call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4000. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers at www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions on how to do).

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