Police search for suspects, vehicle after armed robberies in Lacombe
Lacombe, Alberta (April 18, 2017) - Lacombe Police Service (LPS) is investigating two armed robberies that occurred on April 15 and in the early morning hours of April 16 in Lacombe.
On April 15 at approximately 11:39 a.m. LPS received a report of an armed robbery at the Husky gas station, located at 5052 Highway 2A. Upon attendance, officers determined that a lone male had entered the business, brandished a knife and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect obtained a quantity of cash and lottery tickets, and then fled in a dark-coloured car driven by a second male suspect.
On April 16 at approximately 2:10 a.m. a LPS member was on routine patrol when he was flagged down by staff from Mac's convenience store located at 5001 52 Street. The store employee informed the officer that an armed robbery had just occurred at the business.
Investigators determined that two males had entered the store, brandished a firearm and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspects obtained a quantity of cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes and then fled in a dark coloured car.
The following is a description of the two male suspects and the vehicle involved:
Suspect male 1 is described as approximately 6' - 6' 2" inches tall and approximately 20-25 years of age, wearing a black baseball cap, a dark coloured bandana over his face, dark coloured jacket and jeans.
The second male suspect is described as approximately 5' 7" inches tall and approximately 20-25 years of age, wearing a black hat, dark coloured balaclava, black jacket with the hood pulled up, black pants and white shoes.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be an older model small-to-medium sized dark coloured vehicle, possibly a 1995-1998 Pontiac or Chevrolet sedan.
Further investigations revealed that after the second armed robbery, the suspects were involved in additional crimes, where they attempted to steal at least three separate vehicles located nearby.
Evidence located at the crime scenes lead officers to believe that the two robberies are connected.
Police investigations are continuing, and attempts are being made to identify the two male suspects and the vehicle involved.
If you have any information about these crimes, please contact LPS at 403-782-3279.
If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.