Two teen females charged with Pharmacy Armed Robbery

Chestermere, Alberta – Two female suspects were arrested in relation to this incident.

On Tuesday March 8, 2022 as a result of tips from the public in relation to the release of the store surveillance images of the suspects, Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit arrested two female youths, one 16-years-old and one 17-years-old in connection to this incident as well as an incident in Calgary.

Both accused have been jointly charged in relation to the Chestermere incident with:

· Robbery with a firearm

· Possession of a firearm

· Disguise with Intent

· 266 Assault

On Friday March 4, 2022 the two suspects entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located on Sage Valley Common, NW, Calgary. One female brandished a weapon and attempted to rob the pharmacist of prescription drugs while the other female acted as lookout.

As a result of the investigation into the Calgary incident, the same two female youths have been jointly charged with:

· Robbery with a firearm

· Disguise with Intent

The 16-year-old accused has also been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

After a judicial hearing, both accused were released on cash bail with conditions. They are both scheduled to appear in Strathmore Provincial Youth Court on April 19, 2022.

The identities of the two female youth can not be shared in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Background:

March 5, 2022

Chestermere RCMP investigate armed robbery at local pharmacy- Update – surveillance photos

Chestermere, Alta. – Chestermere RCMP’s investigation into the armed robbery that occurred earlier on March 5, 2022, continues.

Surveillance photos have been obtained of the suspects during the armed robbery. The suspects are further described as follows:

Suspect #1:

· Female with a dark complexion

· Approximately 5’2” tall

· Approximately 130 lbs

· Grey hoodie and pyjama pants

· Carrying a black/yellow hand bag

Suspect #2:

· Female with a dark complexion

· Approximately 5’2” tall

· Petite build

· Brown eyes

· Black hair

· Wearing a sweater with Roxy written on it, a purple/pink cap and pyjama pants

If anyone sees these suspects, do not approach, as they are believed to be armed and dangerous—call 911. Chestermere RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible. Please contact the Chestermere RCMP Detachment at 403-204-8777. If you believe to know the suspects whereabouts, do not approach and call 911. 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.

Background:

March 5, 2022

Chestermere RCMP investigate armed robbery at local pharmacy

Chestermere, Alta. – On March 5, 2022, at approximately 8:50 a.m., Chestermere RCMP responded to a robbery at a pharmacy on Marina Drive in Chestermere.

Two suspects entered the business and approached a pharmacy staff member with a firearm and demanded prescription pharmaceuticals. The suspects fled before obtaining the items and before fleeing the store an altercation took place with staff, resulting in one staff member suffering minor physical injury. The suspects then fled the store on foot—direction of travel unknown.

Description of suspects:

Suspect #1:

Female with a dark complexion

Wearing a grey sweatshirt and pyjama pants

Suspect #2:

Female with a dark complexion

Wearing pyjama pants

Chestermere RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible. Please contact the Chestermere RCMP Detachment at 403-204-8777. If you believe to know the suspects whereabouts, do not approach and call 911. 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.

Chestermere RCMP

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