RCMP shoot, kill robbery suspect

RCMP have shot and killed a man suspected in a string of armed robberies in Canmore, Alta.

CANMORE, — RCMP have shot and killed a man suspected in a string of armed robberies in Canmore, Alta.

Sgt. Patrick Webb says the man is believed to have been in his 60s.

He was suspected in three armed robberies over the last three days in the town at the entrance of Banff National Park.

Webb says the robberies took place at a spa on Saturday, a liquor store on Sunday and another spa Monday, just hours before the suspect was shot.

All the robberies involved the culprit displaying a handgun.

Webb says the suspect was driving down a main street in Canmore when he was spotted by an RCMP member in a vehicle who then attempted to stop the vehicle.

However, it didn’t stop until another police vehicle was used to block it.