Brooks, Alberta – Charges have now been laid in relation to two robberies that took place in the City of Brooks on Nov. 10, 2021 and Nov. 11, 2021.
Following a number of tips received from the public, the investigation led to a search warrant being obtained and execute on a residence in Brooks by members of the Brooks RCMP Detachment on Nov. 24, 2021. A 42-year-old male from Brooks was arrested.
Marcel Leydier(42) of Brooks has been charged with:
· Robbery (x2)
· With intent to commit an indictable offence have his face masked or otherwise disguised (x2)
· Possession of stolen property (x2)
· Carrying a concealed weapon
· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Following a judicial interim release hearing, Leydier was released on conditions and is next scheduled to appear on Dec. 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., in Brooks Provincial Court.
Brooks, Alberta – On Nov. 11, 2021, at approximately 9:18 p.m., the Brooks RCMP received a 911 call of a robbery that had just occurred at store located at the 100 block of 2 Street West in Brooks, Alta.
Brooks RCMP attended the scene and determined that a lone male suspect wearing a white facemask with two small eyeholes allegedly entered the store carrying a black reusable bag. There was a lone employee in the store at the time of the robbery. The male suspect told the employee he had a weapon in his bag and demanded money before fleeing the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. It is believed that the male got into a near by vehicle.
The Brooks RCMP made extensive patrols; however, the suspect was not located.
No one was physically injured during this incident.
Description of the suspect:
· Approximately 6’ tall with large build
Last seen wearing black and white stripped sweater, gloves, a black hat and white facemask with two eyeholes in it.
Brooks RCMP’s investigation into this incident is ongoing with the assistance of the Brooks RCMP General Investigation Section.
The Brooks RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Brooks RCMP at 403-794-4400. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 /9TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Plat Store.
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