Red Deer RCMP are looking for two men who attempted to rob a man at gunpoint in a downtown parking lot shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday night.
At approximately 6:10 p.m. on May 10th, two male suspects approached a man as he sat in his car in the parking lot adjacent to the downtown tennis courts, demanded he get out of his vehicle and displayed a firearm.
The man refused to get out of his vehicle and began to drive away; one of the suspects struck his window with the firearm and the pair then fled on foot.
RCMP responded immediately and searched the area with the assistance of Police Dog Services, but did not locate the suspects.
There were a number of other vehicles in the parking lot at the time of the attempted robbery, and RCMP are looking for any witnesses who might have seen something suspicious in the area at the time. The City of Red Deer has hired security to monitor the park effective immediately.
The first suspect is described as Aboriginal, about 25-years-old and 5’8” tall. He was clean shaven and had a slender build. He was wearing a light-coloured long sleeved shirt and pants and was carrying a firearm.
The second suspect is described as 5’5” tall with a thicker build. He was wearing dark clothing, a ball cap and a red bandanna with a yellow design over his face.
Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.