Long barrel firearm aimed at Mac’s staff in armed robbery

Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to armed robbery at the Mac’s store

A frightening encounter occurred early June 14 in downtown Wetaskiwin as convenience store staff had a long barrelled firearm aimed at them right across the street from city hall.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Christine Hepburn, “On June 14, 2018 at 12:30 a.m. Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Mac’s Convenience store.

“Two males entered the store. One male brandished a long barrel firearm and demanded money and cigarettes. No one was injured in the robbery and they left in an unknown direction of travel.

“The first male is described as wearing a blue coat with white zippers and hood strings, dark pants, black/white gloves, white baby mask and black and white shoes.

“The second male is described as wearing a grey and black hoodie, dark pants, black toque, white scarf over his face and black/white shoes.”

If you have information about this incident, please call the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards that lead to arrests and convictions.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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