Millet gas station robbed, worker bear sprayed

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery, Seek information and ID Suspect

Wetaskiwin RCMP are looking for an armed robbery suspect after a gas station in Millet was robbed and the employee assaulted.

According to a press release from Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand, “On November 16, 2019, at approximately 7:14 a.m. Wetaskiwin RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Millet Petro-Canada. One male suspect robbed the Millet Petro-Canada using bear spray, stealing an undisclosed amount of cash and torch lighters.

“The lone male suspect with a covered face, entered the store, approached the female store clerk demanding cash and cigarettes. The store clerk handed over the cash and the suspect grabbed the lighters and started to leave the store but returned and sprayed the store clerk with the bear spray in the face.

“The suspect male then left in a dark colored lifted truck heading northbound on Highway 2A. The suspect is described as very tall, medium to heavy build, wearing a grey sweater, black jeans, grey toque with a fitted mask over his face and a deep voice.

“The truck believed to be involved was torched a short time later within the Town of Millet and was determined to have been stolen earlier that morning out of Leduc. The female store clerk was treated at scene by EMS. The RCMP is seeking assistance in identifying the suspect.

“If anyone has information regarding the suspect, they are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Red Deer up to 4 active COVID-19 cases

Province announced 77 new confirmed cases across Alberta Friday

Samson chief election set for July 14

Nine candidates, including the incumbent, running

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

How Conservative leadership hopefuls would address the WE scandal if they win

The ethics commissioner has been called in to see if Trudeau broke conflict-of-interest law

With debt, deficit numbers out, experts say Liberals need plan for growth

Borrowing will push the federal debt past $1 trillion by the end of the fiscal year

Pedestrian-only downtown a hit with residents as St. John’s adapts to pandemic

‘The city really got this right this time. We’re very happy’

Bosnian-Canadians mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

‘It’s sad for a child to think that it’s normal, actually, to … have family members killed’

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

Sylvan Lake RCMP continue search for missing man

43-year-old Steven Hull’s last known whereabouts were in the Sylvan Lake area on May 28

Most Read