Police seek suspect in knifepoint robbery

  • Feb. 19, 2016 5:36 p.m.

Red Deer RCMP are looking for the man who robbed staff at knifepoint at the Aladdin Motor Inn shortly after 6 a.m. this morning.

The suspect entered the motel at approximately 6:15 a.m., produced a knife and threatened staff. He fled on foot heading northbound, with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police Dog Services tracked the suspect to a nearby parking lot, where the track ended; further investigation revealed that the suspect had parked a silver car there, walked to the motel to commit the robbery, then returned to the car and fled northbound on Gaetz Avenue at a high rate of speed. The car is believed to be a Toyota Corolla.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, mid-20s, about 5’7” tall with a skinny build. He was wearing a dark coat, dark colour pants, a dark touque and a mask that covered most of his face.

RCMP continue to investigate. If you have information regarding this incident, 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.

Meanwhile, RCMP are also looking for public assistance to identify a man who fired a shot at a passing vehicle at the intersection of 19th St. and 50 Ave. on Feb. 11th.

The incident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. as the victim was turning east onto 19 St. from 50 Ave. He reported that a newer-looking green Chrysler 200 or 300 pulled up beside his vehicle and a man in the front passenger seat leaned out the window and fired what appeared to be a handgun across the hood of the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect Chrysler was last seen travelling eastbound on 19th St.; it ran a red light at 49th Ave. and continued eastbound. The victim was not injured in this incident and did not know the suspect.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, mid-20s with a bald head and a skinny face.

If you have information regarding this incident, 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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