Fort Saskatchewan RCMP arrest five people for armed robbery *update charges*

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – Charges have been laid against three of the five persons arrested in relation to an armed robbery that occurred on November 8, 2018.

A 14 year old male youth is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, and assault causing bodily harm. He was remanded into custody and is due in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on November 13, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

A 16 year old male youth is charged with seven counts of failing to comply with his recognizance and has been remanded into custody and is due in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on November 13, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Jal Koak Babithuou (19) has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, assault, and theft under $5000. He has been released on bail and is due in court on November 22, 2018 in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court.

As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.

BACKGROUND:

Nov. 8, 2018

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP arrest five people for armed robbery

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – Today at approximately 2:45 p.m., Fort Sask RCMP responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Telus store on 94th Street.

Two males entered the store and attempted to steal cell phones and were confronted by an employee. During the confrontation the employee suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after the males fled the scene in a vehicle. The victim was later transported to hospital.

A keen citizen noticed the suspects running into the car and were able to provide the police with a license plate. Fort Saskatchewan Police Dog Services (PDS) were in the area and spotted the vehicle involved.

The vehicle was followed into Strathcona County and with assistance from Strathcona RCMP the vehicle was stopped without incident.

Five people have been arrested and taken into custody where they remain. Charges are currently pending.

RCMP would like to thank the citizen who called this suspicious activity to police. This tip allowed officers to respond quickly and take these individuals into custody.

A further update will be provided with all charges when available.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP



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