The Wetaskiwin RCMP have laid charges for the armed robbery that took place Oct. 13, 2020 at the Mickey N’ Minnie’s Liquor Store in Millet, Alta.
Wetaskiwin RCMP have arrested 26-year-old Austin Robert Smith of Millet. Smith is facing 10 criminal charges including robbery, disguised with intent to commit offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, failure to comply with a release order condition and fail to comply with a probation order, amongst other charges.
Smith remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 10, 2020 in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court.
The Wetaskiwin RMCP are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Mickey N’ Minnie’s Liquor Store in Millet, Alta. RCMP are asking for public assistance in identifying the unknown male involved in the robbery.
At 8:05 p.m. a male wearing a red bandana and black Under Armour headcap tried to enter the liquor store. When the clerk asked the male to remove the mask before entering he forced his way into the liquor store.
The male pulled out what is believed to be a black revolver from inside his jacket and pointed it at the clerk, demanding money from the till.
After the suspect obtained the money from the till, he stole the clerk’s cell phone and fled on foot.
The clerk described the suspect as:
• Caucasian male;
• In his 20’s;
• Approximately five-foot-ten-inches tall;
• Curly, dirty blond hair;
• Wearing a black hoodie and dark red bandana over his face.
The Police Dog Services unit was deployed but were unable to locate the suspect. The RCMP believe that there was another person walking with this suspect. The second person did not enter the store nor were they involved directly with the robbery but likely have information about the identity of the male.
If you have any information relating to this occurrence, please contact Cst. Wood of the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-226-6523. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.