Vermilion RCMP investigate attempted robbery; shots fired

Innisfree, Alberta – The Vermilion RCMP are investigating an attempted robbery on Jan. 18 where shots were fired and a struggle ensued. No persons were injured, and the suspect fled with no money.

The suspect fled in a new black F350 truck with a female passenger.
The suspect fled in a new black F350 truck with a female passenger.

At 2:53 a.m., RCMP were dispatched. Investigation reveals that a heavy set masked male carrying what was believed to be a .22 rifle attempted to rob a hotel in Innisfree. As he entered the closed hotel, he fired two shots from the rifle. A struggle with a hotel employee, ensued which ended with both subjects outside.

The suspect fled in a new black F350 truck with a female passenger. A vehicle and suspect description was disseminated to surrounding detachments, but the truck was not located.

The Vermilion RCMP continue to investigate, including seeking any video surveillance available in the area of 51 Street and 50 Avenue.

If you have any information about this incident, or recognize the male and/or truck in the attached photo, please contact the Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-5781. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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