Man arrested after masked bandits wielding machete, pepper spray rob Red Deer store
Suspect arrested with help of K-9 unit as police continue search for 2nd culprit
CBC News Posted: Dec 05, 2017 10:17 AM MT Last Updated: Dec 05, 2017 10:17 AM MT
RCMP in Red Deer used police dogs to track down and arrest one suspect after two masked men armed with a machete and pepper spray robbed a convenience store early Tuesday morning.
Police were called just before 8 a.m. after the suspects demanded cash and cigarettes from a clerk at the Running On Empty store on Kent Street and then fled, Mounties said in a release.
RCMP officers and the K-9 unit tracked the suspects through the Kentwood neighbourhood and a nearby industrial park, catching one of them within 20 minutes.
A 19-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody.
Police are still searching for the second suspect, RCMP said.
No one was injured in the robbery.
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