Teenager charged with break and enter after attempted robbery

A Red Deer teenager has been charged with one count of break and enter after he attempted to rob a family while they slept in a city residence early Monday morning.

A Red Deer teenager has been charged with one count of break and enter after he attempted to rob a family while they slept in a city residence early Monday morning.

Around 5 a.m., Red Deer City RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter around 5 a.m. at a home in West Park.

Police say a 16-year-old male entered the home while the family slept. A female resident woke up and encountered the burglar. A brief altercation ensued and the suspect fled.

Red Deer City RCMP were assisted by a police dog team, who tracked and nabbed a suspect.

A 16-year-old male, who cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

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