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UPDATE: Bashaw RCMP investigate armed robbery – vehicle photos


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November 29, 2017

Bashaw RCMP respond to Armed Robbery – Update Suspect Vehicle Photo

Alix, Alberta – The RCMP continue to investigate and seek public tips in relation to an armed robbery that occurred on November 6, 2017 at a hotel in Alix.

Note the photo of the white truck which was identified as the suspect vehicle involved.

If anyone recognizes this truck or if you have information about this investigation, please call the Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793 or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS.  

Alix, Alberta – Bashaw RCMP continue to investigate an armed robbery that occurred on November 26 at the gas station in Alix.  Public assistance is being sought to identify the male suspect involved.

Attached are two photos of the suspect male and the RCMP are looking for anyone who may recognize this male to contact the Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793


For Immediate Release

November 27, 2017

Bashaw RCMP investigate armed robbery at gas station

Alix, Alberta – On November 26, at 10:50 p.m. Bashaw RCMP responded to a 911 call from the gas station in Alix following an armed robbery where a store employee received minor injuries.

A vehicle backed into the business where the lone vehicle occupant gained access to the inside of the gas station.  The suspect and the employee engaged in a struggle and after overpowering the male employee, the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.  The employee was treated on scene by EMS and declined further medical treatment.

Bashaw RCMP disseminated this information to surrounding RCMP detachments in an effort to locate the suspect vehicle.  Stettler RCMP members located and attempted to stop the associated vehicle.  The male driver fled on foot on 56 Street, north of 50 Avenue in Stettler. 

The suspect vehicle, a stolen white Dodge Ram has been seized by the RCMP.  The Forensic Identification Unit is assisting with this investigation.

Suspect Male Description:


          Late 20’s to early 30’s

          Wearing a dark coloured hat, dark coloured hooded sweatshirt with a Fox symbol, checkered pajama pants a

nd black and white running shoes.

If you have information about this investigation or saw a suspicious male in the Stettler area, please call the Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793, or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS.  

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Over 1 million contraband cigarettes seized in Edmonton

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From Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC)

Multiple contraband tobacco products seized by AGLC investigators

More than 1 million contraband cigarettes with a value of more than $665,000 were recently seized following an investigation by Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC).

The total potential lost tax revenue is estimated to be more than $292,000.

The seizure took place at a storage facility in central Edmonton. Jian Wang of Edmonton was charged with trafficking in contraband tobacco contrary to section 121.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada. The accused is scheduled to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on February 17, 2021.

Contraband tobacco:

  • is any tobacco product that does not comply with federal and provincial laws related to importation, marking, manufacturing, stamping and payment of duties and taxes;
  • comes from four main sources: illegal manufacturers, counterfeits, tax-exempt diversions and resale of stolen legal tobacco; and
  • can be recognized by the absence of a red (Alberta) or peach/light tan (Canada) stamp bearing the “DUTY PAID CANADA DROIT ACQUITTÉ” on packages of cigarettes and cigars or pouches of tobacco.

In addition to lost revenues that may otherwise benefit Albertans, illegally manufactured products also pose public health and safety risks as they lack regulatory controls and inspections oversight.

All wholesalers and importers of tobacco into Alberta must be licensed to sell or import tobacco for resale. Furthermore, all tobacco products must be labelled according to federal and provincial regulations. Albertans who suspect illegal tobacco production, packaging and/or trafficking are encouraged to contact AGLC’s Tobacco Enforcement Unit at 1-800-577-2522.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding with Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, AGLC enforces the Tobacco Tax Act and conducts criminal investigations of contraband smuggling. In 2019-20, provincial revenue from tobacco taxes was $805 million.

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ASIRT investigating incident which lead to a serious injury to a suspect in Red Deer

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Alberta Serious Incident Response Team ASIRT

From the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT)

Investigation into injury during arrest in Red Deer

On Nov. 16, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding an arrest by the Red Deer RCMP, during which a 40-year-old man sustained a serious injury.

On Nov. 15, at about 11:35 p.m., Red Deer RCMP officers located a 1991 Chevrolet Silverado truck displaying a licence plate that had been reported stolen. The officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but after stopping, the occupant exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Additional police officers were called to the area, and a police service dog was deployed. Following a track by the dog, the man was located under a travel trailer about 350 metres away from the truck. During the attempt to take the man into custody, the police service dog was deployed, and a confrontation occurred between the man and police officers. Once the man had been arrested, it was determined that he had been injured, and he was transported to a nearby hospital with facial injuries.

ASIRT investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of the Circle K store at 2 Jewel Street in Red Deer at around 11:35 p.m. on Nov. 15, and witnessed the confrontation between RCMP and the person or persons associated with the Chevrolet Silverado, or who has any information or video related to this incident, to please contact ASIRT at 403-592-4306.

The RCMP will maintain conduct of the investigation into the 40-year-old man and his actions, while ASIRT’s investigation will examine the actions of police during this incident. With ASIRT’s investigation underway, no further information will be released at this time.

ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

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