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Police Notebook: Suspect sought after armed robbery

RCMP responded to an armed robbery call at Fas Gas Convenience Store on Main Street in Airdrie during the early morning hours of Oct. 29. The man entered the store and demanded cigarettes from an employee.

RCMP responded to an armed robbery call at Fas Gas Convenience Store on Main Street in Airdrie during the early morning hours of Oct. 29.

The man entered the store and demanded cigarettes from an employee. The suspect reportedly pulled a knife out when the clerk questioned him about what it was he wanted to purchase.

The suspect then went around the back of the counter, stole cigarettes and an unknown amount of money before fleeing on foot in a northbound direction. The store clerk sustained no injuries during the robbery. Police describe the man as Caucasian, 5’6”, with a stocky build, wearing black sunglasses and had a black bandana over his face. The man was wearing a black hoodie with a gold swirl pattern on the front area, blue jeans and black shoes and carried a black bag.

RCMP Forensic Identification Section is currently processing the crime scene for more evidence.

On Oct. 27 at about 6:30 a.m., Airdrie RCMP responded to a call of a moose wandering in the Sobey’s parking lot in Airdrie.

Police located the moose behind the Towerlane Shopping Centre by a small stream.

Police attempted to corral the moose while Alberta Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers made their way to the scene. The moose followed the stream to Nose Creek Park where Wildlife officers were able to tranquilize it.

The moose, believed to be about two years old, had his antlers removed by Conservation Officers, in efforts to protect it from possibly being targeted by hunters. The moose was assessed by the Conservation Officers and is believed to be in good health. The animal was later released back into the wild. There were no injuries to police, the animal or the public and no damage to any public property in the course of this incident.

At about 5 a.m. on Nov. 2, Airdrie Rural RCMP responded to an attempted break and enter at a bank in Linden.

A bank employee, who was walking by the building, observed two men attempting to ram the front of the building with a Bobcat and called police. The two suspects fled in two vehicles before police attended with the RCMP Police Dog Unit.

Shortly after the incident, police received another call of an abandoned truck, trailer, and Bobcat south of Linden. Upon further investigation it was determined that all of the vehicles were stolen from Calgary.

While police were on scene, a complaint of another stolen truck came in from Acme. Police believe the two men stole the truck, trailer, and Bobcat from Calgary and then stole a second truck from Acme. RCMP Forensic Identification Section (FIS) are currently processing the recovered vehicles for any forensic evidence.

If you have information about any unsolved crime, phone Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Airdrie City View Staff

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