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UPDATE: Robbery and pepper spray at Parkland Mall

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Red Deer RCMP respond to robbery at mall – Update – Surveillance images

 Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have obtained surveillance images of the suspects in a robbery the morning of December 29 after three men stole cell phones from the display counters of kiosks at Parkland Mall and pepper sprayed several victims as they fled. The thieves made off with four cell phones worth approximately $5,000.

RCMP have determined that the suspects fled through entrance 4, which is located on the southeast side of the mall, at 9:50 am on December 29, and entered a waiting car, which was last seen exiting the north side of the parking lot heading eastbound. The car is believed to be a newer silver/ grey Hyundai Sonata.

The suspects are described as three black males between approximately 5’6” and 5’10” tall, between 18 and 22 years old. Two had slim builds and one had a medium build; one wore a purple bandana and purple gloves.

If you recognize these men or have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

ORIGINAL STORY: Red Deer RCMP respond to robbery at mall

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating a robbery that occurred shortly before 10 am in Parkland Mall after three men stole cell phones from the display counter of a Best Buy/ Telus kiosk and sprayed pepper spray at several victims as they fled 

RCMP are currently on scene at Parkland Mall and are conducting a search for the suspects, who are described as three black men wearing black hoodies, believed to be in their mid-twenties. One wore a blue bandana. They fled the mall through the east exit after shoving a security guard who attempted to stop them.

A number of people were affected by the pepper spray, which induces coughing and discomfort but no lasting injuries; the effects of pepper spray can be neutralized by flushing eyes with water. No other injuries were reported during the robbery.

RCMP continue to investigate and will issue an update as more information becomes available.

If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

 

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Red Deer bike enthusiast finds his expensive rides on Kijiji, RCMP make arrest

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Red Deer RCMP return stolen property to owner

Red Deer RCMP reunited an owner with their valuable property after a successful joint detachment effort to recover two stolen bicycles worth approximately $7,000 dollars.

On May 12, Red Deer RCMP were contacted by police at the Wainwright detachment regarding two bicycles posted on Kijiji for sale in the Red Deer area. The owner of the bicycles had been keeping a watchful eye out on classifieds websites for his property, when he discovered the ads and called his local police department.

The owner was able to provide police with a list of identifying marks to confirm their ownership of the bicycles in the ad. Red Deer RCMP conducted an investigation that led them to a residence in Oriole Park. At this residence, officers observed a man leaving with one of the bicycles. Officers intercepted and arrested the suspect. The second bike was later seized from the residence in Oriole Park.

The stolen property was returned to the owner, and the suspect, Brody Kaus, 31, of Red Deer was charged with Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000, as well as a charged with Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Prohibited. Kraus is scheduled to appear at Red Deer Provincial Court on June 29, 2021.

There are steps you can take to protect yourself and help police return a stolen bicycle. Record the make, model, and serial number of the bicycle, as well as take photos. Owners are also encouraged to register their bike at the 529 Garage online bike registry. Additionally, a coded, tamper-resistant shield decal can be purchased. To register a bicycle on 529 Garage, visit www.project529.com/reddeer

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RCMP looking for suspect in weapons investigation after disturbance at Sylvan Lake Beach

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Sylvan Lake RCMP Investigate Weapons Offences

On June 2, 2021 at approximately 8 p.m., members of the Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment responded to numerous 911 calls regarding a large disturbance involving firearms and knives in the pier area of Sylvan Lake Beach

Approximately 200 people were in close proximity to the event, and the investigation has identified a smaller group and a person of interest.  Sylvan Lake RCMP are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the subject of interest in the photographs.  The subject is described as follows:

  • Caucasian male
  • Slim build
  • Wearing red high top shoes with black laces,
  • Camouflage pants,
  • Red ball cap with flat brim
  • Black t-shirt with a masked skull logo.

Should you have any information regarding the subject of interest, please contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP Detachment directly at 403-858-7200 or via e-mail at [email protected] or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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