Whitecourt, Alberta – on the afternoon of September 15th, 2016, a masked assailant entered a liquor store on Kepler street in Whitecourt and stole two large bottles of whiskey. Staff at the liquor store gave chase and the assailant made off in a motor vehicle towards the east end of Whitecourt.
A short time later, police stopped a suspicious vehicle on the Old Blue Ridge Highway. The two bottles of liquor were located and recovered; one had been opened.
Three adult males and two young females were arrested from the car. Some of the adult males are on release conditions from other offences. A variety of charges, including disguising with intent to commit a criminal offence and shoplifting, are pending against the adult males. The young females were released to their parents.
Further details including the names of the accused and specific charges will be disseminated in a future release.