Police briefs

RCMP investigating robberies in Clive and Burnt Lake Industrial Park

  • Nov. 17, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Blackfalds RCMP address armed robberies

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 13th, a lone 5’8”, Caucasian male, wearing leather jacket, black ski mask and prescription glasses, came into to the Rooster Bar in Clive, produced a handgun and demanded money from the till.

He made off with an undisclosed amount and fled the scene in a black Jeep, believed to be a Compass.

On Nov. 14th, Blackfalds RCMP also responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Fas Gas in Burnt Lake Industrial Park.

A male entered the store while a female waited at the door to the business. The male went to the till and demanded the money out of the tills while banging a gun on the counter. The bags were filled with money and cigarettes. An undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes were taken.

Both individuals were wearing face masks, and therefore identification at this point is still under investigation. It is believed that there were three people involved being the male in the store, a female at the door, and a third individual in the suspect vehicle waiting outside.

The vehicle in question is believed to be a grey 2011 Chevrolet Impala and at the time of the robbery was bearing Alberta trailer licence plate 4BR 094. The suspect vehicle is believed to be stolen from Red Deer on Nov. 10th.

If you have any information about these crimes, contact the Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

RCMP investigating homicide

In the early morning hours of Nov. 11th members of the Maskwacis RCMP detachment were dispatched to a report of an altercation wherein two men were attacked with edged weapons, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries for one of the men, while the other succumbed to his injuries later and was pronounced deceased at the hospital in Ponoka that same morning.

The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit South (MCU) has taken carriage of the investigation and is being assisted by the RCMP’s Wetaskiwin/Maskwacis General Investigation Section (GIS) and the Maskwacis RCMP Detachment’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU). A Canada-wide warrant of arrest has been issued for 26-year-old Allan Joseph Soosay, who remains at large, for the following criminal offences one count of second degree murder, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

Soosay is described as an Indigenous male, 26 years of age, 173 cm (5’8”) tall, 75 kg (166 lb.) in weight with black hair and brown eyes.

Police warn members of the public not to approach Soosay if he is seen, but instead to call 911 or their local police service.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Soosay is asked to call the Maskwacis RCMP Detachment at 780-585-3767 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).



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