Surveillance images of the suspect involved in an armed robbery of the Neighbours Petro-Canada at 3330 Gaetz Ave

Man with handgun robs Red Deer gas station

A Red Deer gas station on Gaetz Avenue was robbed on Wednesday morning by a man with a handgun.

A Red Deer gas station on Gaetz Avenue was robbed on Wednesday morning by a man with a handgun.

The incident occurred at 5:30 a.m. when the man entered the Neighbours Petro-Canada at 3330 Gaetz Ave. while his accomplice, believed also to be a man, waited outside in a vehicle described as a silver or light blue Ford Edge.

The man with the gun left with an undisclosed amount of money, cigarettes and a few scratch tickets. He got into the vehicle, which headed in an unknown direction.

He is described as Caucasian, in his early 20s, about 1.7 metres (five feet eight inches) tall, skinny build, light-coloured eyes and wearing a blue jacket with fluorescent yellow inside the hood, a black hoodie, black bandana with white pattern, white gloves, black jeans with a white dragon symbol on the right pocket, a white belt and beige shoes.

Red Deer RCMP said they cannot confirm if the robbery is connected to other armed robberies in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online to www.tipsubmit.com.

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