Red Deer RCMP arrest two break and enter suspects following alarm at a gas station

Red Deer, Alberta – Shortly before 3 a.m. on May 18, Red Deer RCMP members responded to an alarm at a gas station in northern Red Deer. Upon their arrival, officers observed that a truck had smashed through the front entrance of the gas station and were attempting to remove an ATM.

Two male suspects fled in the vehicle upon the police’s arrival. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into another business in the Northlands Industrial Park, where they then fled on foot. Police Dog Services was dispatched and were able to track the suspects. The two men were located and arrested on top of a nearby commercial building.

Break & Enter
(File Photo) Break & Enter

Ian Vanderlinde, 28, of Innisfail, faces 14 charges, including several firearms and ammunition-related charges, mischief over $5000, break and entering, failure to comply with a release order, and failure to comply with undertaking.

Justin Duperron, 34, of Red Deer faces 34 charges, including mischief, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of break-in instruments, break and entering, flight from police, possession of a controlled substance, multiple failure to comply charges, multiple possession of weapons, firearms and ammunition charges, and multiple careless use of firearm charges.

Vanderlinde and Duperron have been remanded and scheduled to appear at Red Deer Provincial Court on June 3.

Red Deer RCMP

File No. 2021-681673

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