Wetaskiwin RCMP: man defends himself from robbery with snow blower

Wetaskiwin RCMP: man defends himself from robbery with snow blower

Wetaskiwin RCMP looking for male aboriginal suspect in older green truck

On February 14th, 2018 at 7:13 pm Wetaskiwin RCMP attended a call for service where an unknown male attempted to rob a man who was clearing snow on his property.

At Township 474 and Range Road 243 a male victim was out on his property with his snow blower pack. He was approached by an unknown suspect who had a knife in his hand and wanted his snow blower. The victim defended himself using the snow-blower knocking the knife back into the truck. The suspect fled the scene.

The male is described as:

• 140-160 pounds

• 5’8”

• Native male

• Wearing a fur hat

The vehicle the suspect was wearing was:

• Green GMC Sierra

• Older model with a square body

• Front windshield is cracked at the height of the driver, across the windshield – consistent with a bat being hit against the window

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Police urge anyone with information about this incident to please call the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267, 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

-Submitted by Wetaskiwin RCMP