Armed robbery at Fas Gas

RCMP are looking for two male suspects who robbed Ponoka’s Fas Gas May 14 brandishing a knife.

  • May. 19, 2010 1:00 p.m.

By Jasmine Franklin

RCMP are looking for two male suspects who robbed Ponoka’s Fas Gas May 14 brandishing a knife.

At 6:45 a.m. May 14, Ponoka RCMP responded to a call at the Highway 2A convenience store. Two men entered the store with T-shirts covering their faces. One of the men approached the store employee with a knife demanding cigarettes and cash. The suspects got away with cigarettes but no cash.

Sgt. Glenn DeMaere said nobody was injured in the incident and that video surveillance is being reviewed to identify the suspects.

Smile, you’re on camera

Four young offenders were charged May 15 after vandalizing what they thought was an abandoned car.

The group broke windows and dented the body of the vehicle all the while being photographed by a nearby witness.

The offenders cannot be named due to their age.

School matters

A 17-year-old male attending Ponoka Composite High School was charged May 12 for possession of marijuana.

Copper wire stolen

Trio Drilling Service reported a pile of electrical cable stolen after discovering a hole cut in the fence to the property.

No suspects have been identified and DeMaere warns that these kinds of thefts are not uncommon due to the value of copper wire.

Look out for:

RCMP are asking for the public’s helping identifying stolen items.

Reported May 13, a 2008 Ford F350 Harley Davidson model was reported stolen from 48th Avenue Crescent. The license plate is LBA 956.

A license plate reading CKE 575 was stolen from a motorhome.

Flags and flagpoles were taken from Flowers For You May 12.

Anyone who spots any items above is asked to call RCMP.

Watch the speedometer

Two motorcycle racers were caught last week driving 165 km/h in a 100 km/h speed zone while travelling northbound on Highway 2. The highest speed recorded last week goes to a motorcycle driver travelling 200 km/h northbound on Highway 2.

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