Witness who helped police in April asked to come forward

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a male witness who helped police in locating a suspect on April 29.

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a male witness who helped police in locating a suspect on April 29.

The suspect ran from police, jumped a fence and hid in a dumpster in downtown Red Deer on the evening of April 29.

The witness provided valuable assistance to police at the time.

Now, RCMP hope he will come forward for a follow-up interview.

At about 10 p.m. that evening, RCMP were called to downtown Red Deer to a report of an attempted robbery.

The victim was able to get away from his two male assailants without injury, and police located one suspect near Central Middle School.

The suspect pointed a firearm at the police officer before fleeing on foot towards the alley that runs behind Co-op Plaza.

Police contained the area and were quickly approached by the witness, who directed police to the dumpster area in the alley. The suspect was found in a dumpster and taken into custody without further incident.

The witness was walking northbound in the alley behind Co-op Plaza shortly after 10 p.m. when he encountered the suspect and then approached police. He is described as wearing a black leather jacket and black jeans, approximately 1.77 metres (five foot 10 inches) tall and in his late 40s.

The witness is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

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