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Police Briefs

The two victims of a home invasion and stabbing incident in Woodlands last week have been released from hospital and are recovering.

St. Albert RCMP Cpl. Laurel Kading said police continue to investigate the Jan. 20 incident that took place in a couple’s home.

“The St. Albert RCMP has devoted many officers to following up leads for this investigation and they are also being assisted by specialized investigators from RCMP headquarters,” she wrote in a media release.

Police responded to a call around 4 a.m. on Jan. 20, at home in the Woodlands neighbourhood. A man and wife reported that a large man entered their home, woke them up and then stabbed both of them. He fled the scene, and the couple was taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Both forensics identification experts and the police-dog service were called to the home to help with the investigation.

Sgt. Jack Poitras, a media spokesperson for Alberta RCMP, said DNA analysis is being conducted but the process is often a very lengthy one.

Kading said the investigation continues, but is not likely to be concluded quickly, and the motivation of the assailant is unknown at this time.

She emphasized the importance of residents to develop strong relationships with their neighbours as a way to prevent crimes, an ongoing practice that has earned St. Albert a reputation as one of the safest cities in the country.

“This disturbing incident is a reminder that even in such a safe city, crimes can occur and we need to continue to practice normal crime-prevention steps,” Kading said.

Police are looking to identify two men involved in a robbery in Tudor Glen Jan. 26.

Around 8:30 p.m. three women and two men robbed a 41-year-old man living in the Tudor Glen Apartments.

Police say it was not a random incident, and are asking the three women, who are known to the victim, to contact police. It is unknown at this point who the two men are.

The first suspect is described as East Indian with a dark complexion, a slim build, about six feet tall, 175 pounds, slightly curly, dark hair, a goatee and wearing a football jersey.

The second man is described as Caucasian, about six feet tall, flat-top light brown hair, large muscles, about 210-220 pounds and wearing a red T-shirt, True Religion jeans and steel-toed boots.

A St. Albert resident is asking for information about a man whose dog bit a boy in Akinsdale on Wednesday while he was delivering newspapers.

The boy was near 124 Arlington Drive when it happened, and the bite was serious enough he had to be taken to the emergency room.

The dog is described as a medium-to-large, with black and white patches all over its body and white patches around the eyes. The man with the dog is described as being about six feet tall, with black hair and glasses. He was wearing a black ball cap, a black and grey jacket, and jeans.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to phone RCMP at 780-458-7700 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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