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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: Armed robbery with sawed-off rifle at The Liquor Store in Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP say four suspects were involved and all were wearing balaclavas.
Ponoka RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at the Ponoka Liquor Store that occurred Oct. 30 just before 8 p.m. Police say four young men were involved and they were wearing masks. This image supplied by Ponoka RCMP shows two young suspects, one with the rifle. RCMP photo

Ponoka RCMP are looking for four masked suspects in an armed robbery with a sawed-off bolt-action rifle at The Liquor Store on 54 Street.

The incident occurred Oct. 30 at 7:50 p.m., say police, and an undisclosed amount of cash and liquor was taken.

“Four young males, wearing all black, with balaclavas covering their faces, entered the store,” states a press release.

One of the suspects was carrying a sawed-off bolt-action rifle.

Police say that the suspects took numerous bottles of liquor while the armed suspect walked the female clerk to her till and emptied all the cash out.

The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction, say police, adding that no one was injured in the incident.

If you have information about this occurrence, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at or by SMS.