Leduc, Alberta – On April 26, thanks to a call from a concerned citizen about a suspicious vehicle, Leduc RCMP were able to locate and arrest suspects involved in an earlier armed robbery.
At 4:45 a.m. Leduc RCMP responded to complaint of a male who had his vehicle stolen. Further investigation by the RCMP revealed that this male victim had been robbed. The suspects were in possession of a pellet gun and shot the victim, who received injuries to his head and chest. The male was transported to an Edmonton hospital where he was released a few hours later.
Later the same morning, a complaint regarding a suspicious vehicle led the RCMP to locate the stolen vehicle. With the assistance of Police Dog Services, two male suspects involved in the robbery were located and arrested.
RCMP have charged 19-year-old Christian Sawyer and 28-year-old Khyle Mountford of Leduc with criminal charges including robbery with a firearm, theft of a vehicle, aggravated assault, unlawful confinement and kidnapping.
Both subjects remain in custody and court is scheduled for the Provincial Court of Alberta, in Leduc on May 4, 2017.
“A call to the police about a suspicious vehicle by an alert member of the public was instrumental in our ability to quickly locate these suspects”, said Constable Julian Celms of the Leduc RCMP. “This is a great example of public and police partnership to build a safer community.”
The investigation remains ongoing.