A male suspect related to an armed robbery has been identified thanks to public assistance following a media release which was distributed on Oct. 16th.
An early morning armed robbery led the Rimbey RCMP to post photos with a request for public assistance. The involved car has been recovered in the city of Edmonton. The identified male, who has not been located, will be facing charges. The female passenger has also been identified.
This investigation continues and charges will be laid. The Rimbey RCMP thank the media and public for their assistance.
At 6:20 a.m. on Oct. 16th, Rimbey RCMP responded to a complaint of an armed robbery at the Bluffton City General Store. At 6:05 a.m., a male suspect failed to pay for his gas and grocery purchases.
When confronted outside, the suspect fired a shot from what is believed to a small calibre firearm which struck the store clerk. The clerk was transported to a hospital with a non life-threatening injury.
Support units were deployed to assist in this investigation including the Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Services.
The male suspect fled in a vehicle southbound.