Man attempts to rob Ponoka 7-Eleven at knife point

Store clerk denies robber’s request. Plus, other Ponoka RCMP briefs

Ponoka RCMP received a call in regards of an attempted robbery at the 7-Eleven on July 16.

Police say a large man, approximately 5’8” and weighing 200 to 250 pounds entered the convenience store and brandished a small knife at the front counter.

He demanded money and cigarettes but the clerk declined and the man subsequently left the store. Police say the man was wearing black pants and coat with a blue shirt covering his face.

Nothing was taken from the store.

Youths attempt to steal vehicle

On July 12 the Ponoka RCMP received a report of an attempted vehicle theft on 56 Street.

The suspect youths were trying to hook up a car with a power jack. When the caller yelled at them they fled the scene.

The power jack and chain were also left on scene. Police say the suspects are all male and they were all wearing hoodies. File is currently under investigation.

Baskets thrown around

On July 12 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief to the hanging basket plants at Centennial Park.

Police say the baskets were found in the pond and the flowers were spread all over the park. File is currently under investigation.

Rural files – mischief to mailboxes

Police say on July 12 there was damage to mailboxes on Range Road 283 and Township Road 433.

The mailboxes appeared to have been moved from another location and smashed open at the new location. The complainant thought the mailboxes had been dumped at the location on July 8 or 9. No suspects or witnesses.

Mail theft

Police say on July 14 there was damage to mailboxes and theft of mail from Range Road 263 and Township Road 443.

It appears unknown suspects used bolt cutters to gain access to the boxes. No witnesses.

Stolen trailer recovered

A report of an abandoned trailer was received by RCMP on July 15.

Police state that on Highway 2A and Township Road 433 a person noticed an abandoned trailer. The complainant thought a white pickup was seen leaving the location in the morning.

When the registered owner of the trailer was contacted they were unaware of the trailer theft and then reported their white 2007 Ford F350 was stolen as well. Surveillance video also shows the owner’s second vehicle being damaged. This file is still under investigation.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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