Wetaskiwin bar robbed at gunpoint Nov. 1, two suspects sought

Wetaskiwin bar robbed at gunpoint Nov. 1, two suspects sought

RCMP in Central Alberta investigate armed robberies in Wetaskiwin and Devon

Corporal Laurel Scott

Media Relations Group

RCMP members from both Wetaskiwin and Devon RCMP, along with Forensic Identification Section and General Investigation Section are working collaboratively to investigate two armed robberies that occurred one day apart. Public assistance is being sought to help identify the suspects.

On November 1, just before 2 a.m., Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to an armed robbery at Barney’s Pub and Grill. Two men, one armed with a gun, entered the bar and demanded money from the staff. One male was carrying a duffel bag, and cash was put into the bag, while the other male appeared to keep watch.

No one was injured during this robbery, and no shots were fired. The RCMP responded with the assistance of Police Dog Services, however, the suspects were not located. It is believed that they fled in a vehicle.

This morning, November 2, at 2 a.m. two male suspects entered the Devon Hotel bar wearing masks with one male carrying a shotgun. One of the males fired a round from the shotgun at the floor to get the patrons’ attention. Pellets from the shotgun injured two of the patrons who were taken to an Edmonton hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. There were four other people present, including a staff member, who were not injured.

One suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the bar and both suspects fled on foot. With the assistance of Police Dog Services, they were tracked down a nearby alley where it is believed that they left in a vehicle.

RCMP members including support units are actively investigating these robberies. Neighbourhood inquiries are being conducted to determine if anyone has any information to assist in this investigation.

The description of the suspects are as follows:

Suspect #1

– Approximately 5’10” tall / approximately 180 lbs.

– Wearing a grey hoodie, a camouflage bandana covering his mouth and nose, jeans and white sneakers

Suspect #2

– Approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall

– Wearing a black Puma hoodie, jeans, bandana with a skull over his mouth and nose, black sneakers

If you have information about these investigations, please call the Devon RCMP at 780-987-3414 or 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 www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

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