RCMP investigators are speaking with witnesses and examining video surveillance camera footage after a man was robbed at knifepoint Monday night at a local gas station.
According to Const. Janice Schoepp of the St. Albert RCMP detachment, officers received a complaint that a customer had been robbed at the Shell gas station on the corner of St. Albert Trail and McKenney Avenue.
Schoepp said a customer was pumping gas at the station when a male drove up in an older blue Ford pickup, exited the vehicle and brandished a knife at the customer, demanding cash.
The customer complied with the suspect’s demands and handed over a small amount of cash before the suspect drove away from the station. No one was injured.
According to Schoepp, there were several witnesses in the vicinity who are being interviewed by police. Investigators also believe video surveillance equipment installed at the Shell could offer some clues as well.
“I don’t know if they’ve had a chance to view it yet.”
The RCMP did not have a description of the suspect or vehicle ready for release as of press time.
A man who answered the phone at the gas station Tuesday morning claimed he knew nothing of the incident.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or contact the St. Albert RCMP detachment at 780-458-7700.