Two arrested after alleged robbers confronted by homeowners in Leduc

RCMP Leduc arrest suspects for break and enter, weapons offences

Leduc RCMP are investigating an attempted break and enter where the suspects were said to have a firearm and bearspray.

According to Leduc RCMP spokesperson Cst. Cheri-Lee Smith, “On February 2, 2019 at approximately 04:18 a.m. Leduc RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress where the homeowners found two males in their garage. The males were carrying a long gun.

“A confrontation ensued and both homeowners were bear sprayed. Both homeowners were assessed by EMS.

“The two suspects fled on foot, but Police quickly attended and with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Service, both suspects were taken into custody.

“Both male suspects, an adult and a young person, are facing multiple charges related to weapons, break and enter and other Criminal Code offences.

“The adult was released on previous charges and bound by two undertakings with conditions.

“The young person was released on previous charges and bound by a Recognizance with multiple conditions and three Probation Orders.

“It is believed that the two males were involved in a series of break and enters in three jurisdictions.

“The homeowner contacted police right away,” says Cst. Smith, Leduc RCMP. “Their quick action allowed us to respond and arrest the suspects before they were able to flee the area or commit further offences.”

The Leduc RCMP remind area residents to report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to their local police or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or on-line.

If you have any information about this occurrence, please contact the Leduc RCMP Detachment at 780-980-7267. 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions). Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards.

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