Sherwood Park, Alberta – One man is in custody following armed robberies in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. The incident began early in the morning on September 14 when a male allegedly stole a vehicle while armed with a weapon.
RCMP members spotted the suspect vehicle coming into Sherwood Park and attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect vehicle fled from police and for a short period of time was lost by the responding RCMP member. During this time, the suspect drove behind a series of local businesses where they robbed another person. RCMP member quickly located the suspect and a second pursuit was initiated.
During the second pursuit, the suspect drove at a high rate of speed and in an erratic fashion. The suspect vehicle eventually lost control striking a cluster of trees. The suspect was taken into custody after being apprehended by a police service dog.
The 27 year old male was transported to an area hospital for assessment and was uninjured.
Two RCMP members were also treated for minor injuries after their police vehicle collided with a tree during the pursuit.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
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