Ponoka, Alberta – Ponoka RCMP are actively searching for five suspects after two people were restrained and robbed early Saturday morning.
On June 24, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m. Ponoka RCMP were dispatched to a residence in the Morningside area of Ponoka after a 911 call. On arrival, Ponoka RCMP located two residents who had sustained minor injuries as result of an altercation that took place inside the home.
Investigation revealed five male suspects entered the home armed with a firearm and restrained the two victims. Suspects made off with 5 firearms, coins, and the victim’s 1995 maroon Dodge Ram and departed in an unknown direction.
Ponoka RCMP would like to advise the public that this was NOT a random incident and believe the victims were targeted. Ponoka RCMP have engaged all appropriate resources including the RCMP Forensic Identification Section and are actively exhausting all investigative avenues to locate the suspects and recover the firearms.
The male suspects were all described as smaller in stature, one wearing a ball cap, and two others wearing hoodies with their faces covered.
The stolen truck is a 1995 Dodge Ram, maroon in colour, bearing the Alberta license plate RAT 594. If you see this vehicle, do not approach and call 911 immediately.
Ponoka RCMP are actively seeking information from the public. If you have information about this case, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472, or call your local police detachment. If you want 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.