Two arrested for armed robbery, police looking for links to other incidents

Two people face charges after a convenience store was robbed in Red Deer on Tuesday evening.

Two people face charges after a convenience store was robbed in Red Deer on Tuesday evening.

A woman, who was wielding a screwdriver, entered the Mac’s store on Ross Street at 11 p.m. She demanded cash and cigarettes and when she left the store to get in a car, the quick-thinking clerk ran outside, got the licence plate of the waiting vehicle and noticed the driver was a man.

Red Deer RCMP arrived on the scene right away, and through surveillance images and the licence plate number, they began aggressive patrols for the suspects.

At 11:45 p.m., police located the suspect vehicle at the downtown 7-Eleven. A man was arrested as he waited in the car and a woman was arrested without incident inside the store.

The woman, 34, and the man, 30, remain in custody and charges are pending.

RCMP are continuing to investigate to determine if there are links between the suspects and other recent armed robberies.

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