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Armed robbery

The Morinville RCMP want the public’s help to identify suspects in an armed robbery.

On Sept. 3 the Morinville RCMP responded to a call of an armed robbery at a business in Gibbons.

At 2:10 a.m. two men entered a business and armed with weapons.  One man was armed with what the RCMP suspect to be a handgun and the other man was armed with a canister of bear spray.

The business was open at the time and the men demanded the employee open the till, safe and VLTs. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

The suspects are described as white males in their late twenties with slender builds. Both men were dressed in dark coveralls, balaclavas and were wearing gloves.

The men entered the business through the front doors and left through the back door on foot.

The employee and the two customers who were in the business at the time were injured during the incident.

Distracted driving violations

The St. Albert RCMP issued 10 violations in one day for distracted driving.

On Sept. 8 the St. Albert Traffic Services went out on pedal bikes and patrol cars looking for distracted drivers.

Along with the 10 distracted driving tickets, the RCMP gave six violations for failing to wear a seatbelt, one violation for tinted windows and one ticket for a covered licence plate. The RCMP also handed out one ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign and another for failing to produce registration and insurance documents.

“Despite tougher penalties many motorists are still using their hand-held cellular and electronic devices while behind the wheel.  St. Albert RCMP will continue enhanced police enforcement and public education regarding distracted driving and its dangers,” says Const. MJ Burroughs said in a release.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 or the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.tipsubmit.com.


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