UPDATE: Suspect identified in early morning shooting at the Bluffton City General Store; “suspect fired a shot from what is believed to a small calibre firearm which struck the store clerk”

Bluffton, Alberta – A male suspect related to an armed robbery has been identified thanks to public assistance following a media release which was distributed on October 16, 2020.

An early morning armed robbery led the Rimbey RCMP to post photos with a request for public assistance. The involved car has been recovered in the city of Edmonton. The identified male, who has not been located, will be facing charges. The female passenger has also been identified.

This investigation continues and charges will be laid. The Rimbey RCMP thank the media and public for their assistance.

UPDATE: Suspect identified in early morning shooting
(RCMP) UPDATE: Suspect identified in early morning shooting
Rimbey RCMP investigating early morning shooting; "suspect fired a shot from what is believed to a small calibre firearm which struck the store clerk"
(RCMP) Rimbey RCMP investigating early morning shooting; “suspect fired a shot from what is believed to a small calibre firearm which struck the store clerk”

BACKGROUND:

October 16, 2020

Rimbey RCMP investigating early morning shooting

Bluffton, Alta. – At 6:20 a.m. today, Rimbey RCMP responded to a complaint of an armed robbery at the Bluffton City General Store. At 6:05 a.m., a male suspect failed to pay for his gas and grocery purchases. When confronted outside, the suspect fired a shot from what is believed to a small calibre firearm which struck the store clerk. The clerk was transported to a hospital with a non life-threatening injury.

Support units have deployed to assist in this investigation including the Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Services.

The male suspect fled in a vehicle southbound. The vehicle appears to be a smaller, grey or silver sedan, with a sunroof, of an undetermined make and model.

The male is described as:

– Approx. 5’6” – 5”10 tall / slim

– Dark skin

– Short hair / no facial hair

– Wearing a black/blue parka with a fur trimmed hood, black pants, black shoes with a white stripe

It is believed that there was another person with long hair in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

Attached are preliminary photos of both the male suspect and the vehicle. If you have any information, please contact the Rimbey RCMP at 403-843-2224. If you see this male, he may be armed, don’t approach. 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.

Rimbey RCMP



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