Carjacking Suspects Wield Machete & Demand Keys From Red Deer Woman

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating a carjacking after two men crashed the stolen vehicle they were driving, then stole a woman’s car in the Normandeau neighbourhood last night.

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Shortly after 10:30 pm on September 5, a woman was standing at her parked vehicle on Nash Street when she witnessed two men crash a red Ford Escape into the side of a nearby building. The suspects then approached the woman, wielding a machete, demanded her car keys, and sped away in her white Volkswagen Jetta.

RCMP began an immediate search for the suspects and located the white Jetta shortly afterward, after it struck a dumpster in the Highland Green neighbourhood and was abandoned. The victim’s purse was still in the car but all the cash had been stolen from her wallet.

The Ford Escape had been reported stolen out of Sylvan Lake earlier the same day. The victim was not injured in the incident.

Suspect #1 (driver) is described as:

  • Aboriginal
  • Short, messy black hair
  • Thin build
  • 5’4” tall
  • In his 20s
  • Wearing gloves, a baggy dark-coloured sweater and jeans
  • Carried a machete

Suspect #2 (passenger) is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Clean-shaven
  • 5’6” tall
  • Thin build
  • Approximately 20 years old
  • Wearing a grey sweater and jeans

RCMP continue to investigate. If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

Police File #20171204236

Red Deer RCMP


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