Emergency crews were called to the scene of what is believed to be a minor collision on the evening of Oct. 7. The collision occurred on Highway 2A and 48 Avenue. It is unclear the cause of the incident.

Firearm recovered in attempted carjacking incident

An attempted car jacking had police on the lookout for three suspects.

An attempted car jacking had police on the lookout for three suspects.

A truck was travelling northbound on Highway 2, near Township Road 414, Oct. 5 at 11 p.m. when it was struck from behind by another vehicle, believed to be a Mercedes sedan.

Three male suspects exited the Mercedes and attempted to steal two other vehicles that had stopped near the collision to assist.

Before fleeing the collision scene on foot, the suspects then attempted to steal the original truck involved in the first collision. No one was injured during this incident but police did find a firearm in the original car.

Members, with assistance from Blackfalds RCMP, Wetaskiwin Police Dog Services (PDS), RCMP Air Services and Lacombe Police, completed an extensive search of the area but the suspects were not located. The suspect vehicle was found to be stolen from Calgary.

The suspects are described as:

· Caucasian

· Bald (shaved heads)

· Wearing hoodies

Mounties conducted an extensive search of an area south of Ponoka and it is believed one suspect was in police custody.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4471 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at http://www.tipsubmit.com/, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers.

 

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