Armed Robbery victim ordered to ground before being punched and slapped: Bowden, Alberta

Bowden, Alberta – On Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Olds RCMP received a complaint of an armed robbery in the town of Bowden. A 19-year-old male reported that he was walking to meet a friend near the Lions Community Hall when he was approached by two males. A third person stood nearby. The males demanded that the victim get on the ground and proceeded to punch and slap him. Both suspects appeared to be carrying hand guns or BB pistols. The assailants searched the victim while he was on the ground and took his wallet before fleeing. The victim received only minor injuries.

Officers from Olds immediately attended with the assistance of Sundre and Innisfail Detachments. Police Dog Services out of Red Deer also attended the scene but were unsuccessful in obtaining a track for the suspects. Forensic Identification Services are also assisting with the investigation.

Bowden Armed Robbery
Bowden Armed Robbery

The three suspects, all believed to be in their teens or early 20’s, are described as:

· Suspect 1: Taller Caucasian male, slender, wearing a black mask, dark jeans and a yellow hooded sweatshirt with a dark sweater or vest on top

· Suspect 2: Taller male, slender, wearing a medical mask with a black mask, a red shirt or hoodie and grey or tan coloured pants

· Suspect 3: Unknown if male or female, approximately 5’5” and heavier set

At this time, police believe the attack to have been targeted and there does not appear to be a safety concern for the general public.

Olds RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible. Please contact Olds RCMP at 403-556-3323 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


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