Up to $1.9 million may have been stolen in killing of armoured car guards

It’s possible that as much as $1.9-million may have been stolen in June’s armoured car robbery in Edmonton that left three guards dead and a fourth wounded.

EDMONTON — It’s possible that as much as $1.9-million may have been stolen in June’s armoured car robbery in Edmonton that left three guards dead and a fourth wounded.

The Edmonton Journal and CBC reported on Friday that an Edmonton judge granted their application to unseal search warrants that quote police as saying that between $600,000 and $1.9-million was missing.

The warrants issued in June said the money was missing and Edmonton police have not publicly indicated since then that any of the cash was recovered.

Reports say the warrants were used to search the home of the man charged with first degree murder in the killings, Travis Baumgartner.

Baumgartner also faces charges of attempted murder and robbery with a firearm and is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 16 to face the allegations.

Police allege he was one of five armed guards loading a bank machine at the University of Alberta on June 15 when shots rang out.

Guards Michelle Shegelski, 26, Brian Ilesic, 35, and Eddie Rejano, 39, died.

A fourth guard, Matthew Schuman, was critically injured but is recovering.

Baumgartner was arrested a day later in B.C. at the Canada-US border and police say they found $334,000 in a backpack.

According to media reports, the search warrants say his mother Sandra Baumgartner told officers she awoke on the morning of June 15 she found $64,000 in cash and her son gone.

The documents suggested that the night before, the mother and son had argued over rent money he had failed to pay her, and that he implied he had a plan to come up with the money.

She told police that he said he wasn’t coming home.

None of the allegations contained in the warrants has been proven in court.

Just Posted

Red Deer group looking to keep roads safe for cyclists

A Red Deer cycling group is concerned about road safety after multiple… Continue reading

Smoke and pets do not mix

Take care of your pets during the smoky weather

Former Red Deer lawyer sentenced

Charges included possession of stolen property

Man causes mischief with axe in Ponoka

Arson and attempted break and enter charges laid

WATCH: Raising money for kids at the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic

Former NHL players, Olympians, pro rodeo circuit members and musicians teed off… Continue reading

Oilpatch fears delays as U.S. judge orders further review of KXL pipeline route

CALGARY — Potential delays in the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline… Continue reading

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang… Continue reading

Arrests in Burnaby, B.C., as order against Kinder Morgan protest camp enforced

BURNABY, B.C. — The RCMP arrested protesters Thursday as officers enforced a… Continue reading

‘Hot and dirty work:’ Commander describes fighting massive Ontario wildfire

BRITT, Ont. — From a helicopter flying over a smouldering swath of… Continue reading

Calgary Fire Department logs record opioid overdose calls in July

CALGARY — The Calgary Fire Department says there were a record number… Continue reading

RCMP in Burnaby, B.C., say Kinder Morgan protest camp to be dismantled

BURNABY, B.C. — The RCMP arrested protesters when officers enforced a court… Continue reading

Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

NEW YORK — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month