Composite Released From Balzac Road Rage Incident Involving Firearms, Please Help Police Identify

Balzac, Alberta – On Feb. 4th, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., near Balzac, Alberta, on Highway 566 a road rage incident occurred where a suspect male pointed a firearm at another vehicle. As a family was driving on the highway they encountered a suspect vehicle who began taunting them by tailgating, varying speeds, and flashing their high beam lights. Eventually, both vehicles came to a stop, and a suspect male pointed what appeared to be a firearm. The victims left the scene immediately and contacted police.

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The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model White sedan, possibly a Ford Taurus. The vehicle was last seen driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Highway 566.

There were at least two occupants in the suspect vehicle, however the male suspect driver was described as:

  • Darker complexion
  • In his 40’s
  • little Black moustache
  • Indented cheeks
  • Mole on his left cheek
  • Wearing Black ball cap

An RCMP composite sketch artist has created a likeness of the suspect.

RCMP are asking anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Mark Matheson at 403-945-7200. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do). 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), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Police file 2017-143559

Airdrie RCMP


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