Millet gas station robbed by knife-wielding suspect Feb. 17

Suspect demanded cash and cigarettes, police allege had pistol in belt

  • Feb. 21, 2017 7:00 a.m.

On Friday February 17 at 01:33 Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to an armed robbery at a gas station in Millet

Submitted by Cpl. Laurel Scott

Media Relations Group



On Friday February 17 at 01:33 Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to an armed robbery at a gas station in Millet. A male holding a hunting knife demanded cash and cigarettes and ran out of the store with a small amount of each.

It is believed that the male suspect had a pistol tucked into the waistband of his pants, however, it was not used in the robbery. There was no injury to the store employee.

The suspect male fled on foot, then got into a vehicle parked north of the gas station.

The suspect is described as:

Caucasian, skinny and tall

Wearing a black jacket with a hood, black gloves, and a green bandana covering his face

Wearing tan coloured pants and running shoes

Carrying a hunting style knife, and a pistol in the belt of his pants

There is no description of the vehicle available.

Attached are surveillance photos of the suspect male. The Wetaskiwin RCMP are asking for public assistance in identifying the male.

If you have information about this investigation, please call the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200 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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