Bashaw RCMP are investigating an armed robbery in Alix Sept. 12 at a local hotel. Police say an armed man entered the building and they received the call at 6:56 p.m. RCMP photo

Alix armed robbery suspect sought

Cash taken in brazen daylight crime, Bashaw RCMP seeking information

Another brazen crime in small town, rural Alberta has police looking for a suspect.

Just before 7 p.m. on Sept. 12, a lone armed man entered the Alix Hotel bar with a long barrelled firearm.

The suspect pointed the firearm at patrons as well as a hotel worker, then demanded cash from the register plus the VLTs. After he took the cash, the man fled through the front and seen getting into a dark coloured SUV driven by an unidentified man. The vehicle left the area headed east.

No one in the bar was injured and a licence plate that was provided was determined to be stolen. RCMP members from both Bashaw and Stettler were unable to locate the vehicle.

The suspect is described as Caucasian with a thin build, about six feet tall and was wearing dark shoes with white soles, a dark coloured hoodie with a white design on the left side, a dark coloured hat with a design on the front, black sunglasses, dark gloves plus a white and dark coloured bandana over his face.

Police are hoping someone can assist them in identifying the suspect and the driver.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bashaw RCMP at (780) 372-3793. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or via the website at www.tipsubmit.com.

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