Pair arrested after alleged robbery

Woman selling a ring had a handgun pointed at her during incident, police say

  • Dec. 13, 2016 6:45 p.m.

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A Red Deer couple face a number of charges after a woman was robbed at gunpoint on Dec. 7th during a meeting to sell a ring she had advertised for sale online.

The robbery occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 7th, when the victim met with a woman who had expressed interest in purchasing a diamond ring the victim had advertised for sale online.

The victim met the suspect in a parking lot in south Red Deer and, after some conversation, got into the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect then displayed a handgun, ordered the victim out of the car and drove away with the ring, which was valued at over $3,000. The victim was not injured in the robbery and was able to supply police with clear descriptions of the suspect and the vehicle she drove.

RCMP worked with the victim to develop a composite sketch, and were quickly able to identify the suspect. At approximately 10 a.m. on Dec. 9th, police executed a search warrant on the suspect’s Riverside Meadows residence, where they seized the ring, a weapon, a small amount of powder believed to be heroin or fentanyl, and a small amount of what is believed to be methamphetamine. A man and a woman were arrested without incident at the residence.

Karla Pittman, 31, has been charged with robbery with firearm, possession of stolen firearm, careless use of a firearm and possession of controlled substance.

Gregory Pittman, 33, has been charged with possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order, possession of stolen firearm, careless use of a firearm and possession of controlled substance.

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