What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: February 4, 2019

Robberies In St. Albert

On February 1, 2019 at approximately 10:10 a.m. two unknown males approached a male business owner getting out of his vehicle at the rear of a beauty store in the 500 block of St. Albert Trail. The two males proceeded to strike the owner multiple times in the head with an object and took his designer handbag which contained his laptop, along with another handbag inside. The two males fled on foot towards the trees and got into an unknown vehicle.

The store owner was transported to hospital with unknown injuries but was released the same day.

The first male suspect is described as:

The second male suspect is described as:On February 3, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. three unknown males entered a mobility business in the 500 block of St. Albert Trail. One male suspect punched the male store employee in the head but the employee was able to flee to a neighbouring business to call police. The three suspects stole 4-5 cell phones and fled on foot to an unknown vehicle waiting behind the business.

The store employee sustained minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

All three male suspects were described as:St. Albert RCMP continue to investigate both robberies and it is unknown at this time if the two are related.

St. Albert RCMP are reminding store owners and employees to talk to other stores in their area and agree on keeping an eye on each other's businesses, watching for any suspicious activity or persons. It is advised not to work alone and vary the time bank deposits are made to avoid a predictable schedule. Investing in an up-to-date security/video system with a panic button can also be beneficial for business owners & employees. The most important rule to remember is if someone is threatening you with or without a weapon to comply with the person's demands.

If you have information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE and would like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at p3tips.com, or with the P3 Tips app. Crime Stoppers does not collect information about your identity. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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