Edmonton Police arrest one man, issue warrant for second in pharmacy robberies

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service’s Robbery Section has arrested one male and is searching for a second suspect in a series of south side pharmacy robberies.

Tyson Shaw, 24, was arrested on Feb 5, 2021 in relation to a robbery series involving several Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies and one cannabis shop in recent months. He was charged with robbery (x7), disguised with intent (x6), possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public (x8), use of imitation firearm while committing an indictable offense and assault with a weapon.

A second suspect has been identified as Korson Skelhorn, 26. Skelhorn is described as 5’9” tall, weighing approximately 170 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair.

Korson Skelhorn, 26
(EPS) Korson Skelhorn, 26

A warrant has been issued for Skelhorn’s arrest. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Background

Between Dec. 21, 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, four Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies and one cannabis shop were the target of armed, violent robberies. The suspects reportedly used a variety of weapons, including an imitation handgun. In one of the occurrences, pepper spray was discharged at witnesses.

The robberies occurred on:

Dec. 21, 2020 at 8:45 p.m. at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 6290 199 Street

Dec. 28, 2020 at 9:50 p.m. at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 5990 Mullen Way

Jan. 2, 2021 at 10:06 p.m. at Plant Life Cannabis at 10185 186 St

Jan. 4, 20121 at 9:53 p.m. at Shoppers Drug Mart at 1024 Webber Greens Drive

Jan. 6, 2021 at 10:35 p.m. at Shoppers Drug Mart 11120 Ellerslie Road

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: R20R001-1

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