Three in Custody Following Armed Robbery in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Prince, Albert, Saskatchewan – Prince Albert Police Service had a steady weekend, responding to 288 calls for service between Friday evening and Monday morning. The top two calls for service were for intoxicated persons (45) and disturbances (28). Officers made 57 arrests over the weekend.

Three people are in custody for an armed robbery which occurred Friday evening.

Just after 9:00 p.m., June 16, 2017 Prince Albert Police Service responded to a business in the 500 Block of 10th Street North West for a complaint of a armed robbery that had just happened. A lone male had entered the business, produced a hand gun and demanded cash. The store clerk gave the male an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect ran to a waiting vehicle which sped away in a westbound direction. The store clerk was not harmed.

Patrol Officers along with the K9 unit flooded the area. Officers observed video of the robbery and determined three suspects were involved, but only one entered the business. With the help of Prince Albert RCMP the suspect vehicle was located abandoned just north of the city limits. Police Service Dog Daxa initiated a track into a heavily wooded area from the abandoned vehicle and located all three suspects involved in the robbery. The suspects were taken into police custody without incident.

Money from the robbery was recovered as well as a pellet gun which was located in the getaway vehicle. Police also confirmed the vehicle used to flee from the robbery had been reported stolen. Police File # 2017-19670

A 22 year old male from Mistawasis has been charged with Using a Firearm during the Commission of a Robbery, Pointing a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property and Breach of Court order. (Info # 991015800)

A 20 year old male from Sturgeon Lake is charged with Using a Firearm during the Commission of a Robbery, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Cocaine. (Info # 991015803)

A 25 year old female from Sturgeon Lake is charged with Using a Firearm during the Commission of a Robbery and Possession of Stolen Property. (Info # 991015802)

All three accused will be making their first court appearance today in Prince Albert Provincial Court.

Prince Albert Police Service also wants to remind residents of Prince Albert to lock their vehicle doors when they are left unattended. The police service has been responding to incidents of thefts from motor vehicles in which the vehicles have been left unlocked. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicles or overhead garage door openers as there have been instances of suspects entering unlocked vehicles and then gaining access to personal garages using the overhead garage door remote.

Prince Albert Police Service

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