Handgun brandished during robbery

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Airdrie RCMP is asking for assistance to identify two men involved in a bicycle theft Oct. 27 in front of a liquor store on Main Street. According to Alberta RCMP Media Spokesman Cpl. Curtis Peters, one of the suspects brandished a handgun at the victim.

“Individuals were trying to steal a bicycle from in front of the store and were spotted by someone inside who actually confronted them,” Peters said. “When he caught up with one of the individuals, a second one pulled out a gun and threatened him with it.”

Peters said the incident occurred at 11:55 p.m. The individual who confronted the thieves was not the owner of the bicycle but did know the owner.

After threatening the victim with the handgun, both suspects fled the area on foot, according to Peters.

“It was a pretty minor offense to be going to that level of violence,” he said.

RCMP describes the first suspect as Caucasian with a slender build, approximately 5’10” tall. He was wearing a black hoodie with a white logo and a flat brimmed hat.

The second suspect is described as Caucasian with a medium build. He was wearing a shirt with a face on it.

“We’re hoping for someone to recognize the individuals responsible and help us locate them. There’s a fairly distinctive T-shirt (one suspect was wearing),” Peters said.

An urn found Oct. 16 in a garbage can at an Airdrie car wash and turned in to the Airdrie RCMP detachment has been returned to its rightful owner, according to Peters.

Peters said the investigating officer had not provided him with any additional information about the return of the urn and he could not speculate as to whether any further action would be taken by RCMP.

If you have any information about any crime, contact the Airdrie RCMP detachment at 403-945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com

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