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.