Red Deer RCMP seek assistance in identifying suspect in attempted robbery

RCMP have released a sketch of one of the suspects and are hoping the public can help to identify the man.

  • Apr. 18, 2017 10:00 a.m.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED - Red Deer RCMP released this sketch earlier today of a suspect involved in an attempted robbery on the night of March 29th.

Red Deer RCMP are releasing a composite sketch of one of two suspects who attempted to rob a man as he walked downtown the night of March 29.

Shortly before 10:30 pm on March 29, RCMP received a report that two men had attempted to rob a man as he walked on 55 Street near 46 Avenue. The victim refused to hand over his wallet, and the suspects sprayed him with bear spray before running northbound on a trail off of 55 Street.

RCMP contained the area and searched for the suspects with assistance from Police Dog Services, but did not locate them.

The first suspect (see attached composite sketch) is described as:

· Aboriginal male

· Approximately 20 years old

· Approximately 6’ tall

· Short, dark hair

· Thin build, with sunken cheeks and a pocked complexion

· Wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans with a red bandana hanging from left rear belt loop

The second suspect is described as an Aboriginal male, approximately 20 years, who may have been wearing a hat.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the 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 at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

-Mendonsa

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