Police investigate three failed robberies

  • Dec. 31, 2015 5:39 p.m.

Red Deer RCMP are investigating three failed robbery attempts at three different convenience stores Wednesday night between 11 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. by a man wearing a black garbage bag wrapped around his head or a black hoodie.

The suspect entered the Fas Gas at 4023 50 St. at approximately 11 p.m., demanded cash and threatened staff. He did not produce a weapon. When he was told there was no cash in the till, he left on foot, heading south on 41 Ave.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian male, 20-25 years old, wearing a black garbage bag over his head and a black jacket over a black hoodie.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., a man entered the 7 Eleven located at 3803 40 Ave. and demanded cash from the till. The staff member refused and said he was hitting the panic button. The suspect then attempted unsuccessfully to grab lottery tickets but left empty-handed, heading southbound on foot along 40 Ave.

The suspect was described as approximately 5’5” tall, about 150-180 lbs with a stocky build, wearing a dark coloured hoodie and a black garbage bag over his face.

Next, RCMP received a call that a man attempted to rob the Express 24 on Erickson Drive at approximately 11:40 p.m.

A man carrying a tire iron entered the store and demanded money. The staff member refused and struck at the man with a broom. The suspect left empty-handed and was seen going southbound on foot along Erickson Drive.

The suspect was described as a shorter man, approximately 5’8” tall, wearing a black hooded sweater pulled tightly over his face.

At this point, RCMP believe the failed robberies were likely committed by the same suspect. Police continue to investigate and will issue updates as the investigation continues and more information becomes available.

If you have information regarding these incidents, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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