Three Hills, Alberta – The RCMP took two people into custody and charges have been laid in relation to two different armed robberies that were determined to be linked.
On Feb. 13, the Morrin Hotel Bar was robbed by two masked and armed suspects. The stolen vehicle they fled in was abandoned and set on fire. One of the suspects was identified, and an arrest warrant was issued.
On Feb. 18, a hotel in Halkirk was robbed by a disguised suspect carrying what was believed to be a shotgun. He fled in a stolen van which was later recovered in Big Valley. A stolen shotgun was recovered from the van.
The RCMP linked the above incidents and two suspects were identified. A coordinated investigation was conducted by Drumheller, Hanna, Three Hills, Beiseker, Bashaw, Coronation and Stettler RCMP Detachments. Red Deer PDS assisted.
On Feb. 19 the two suspects were arrested in Three Hills.
Chase Aaron Anderson (35) is facing 15 charges related to the possession of stolen property in Stettler, and the robbery in Drumheller.
Robert Kristopher Paul Foster (39) of Big Valley is facing 19 charges related to the possession of stolen property in Stettler, the robbery in Drumheller and the robbery in Halkirk.
Judicial interim release hearings have been held and both accused were released for court. They both have court dates on March 12 in Stettler and March 20 in Drumheller. Foster also has a court date on March 18 in Coronation.
The RCMP continue to investigate these and other incidents in the area.
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