Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating an armed robbery early Monday morning at the 7-Eleven store on 40 Avenue after a man pointed a handgun at a staff member in the store and demanded cigarettes and cash.
Red Deer RCMP responded to the report of the armed robbery at 3:21 am on September 17 and searched the area with assistance from Police Dog Services.
RCMP continue to investigate and are asking for public assistance to identify the suspect. He is described as a Caucasian man between 5’5” and 5’10” tall with curly hair and a short, scruffy beard, wearing a blue touque, a dark grey hoodie with a blue shirt underneath, dark pants and carrying a large duffel bag. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, a carton of blue NEXT cigarettes and a carton of gold NEXT cigarettes. The staff member was not injured in the robbery.
If you have information about this crime, please contact 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. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP