Edmonton Police make arrests in pawnshop robbery; “armed with a handgun, demanded everyone lay on the ground”

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service Robbery Section has made several arrests pertaining to an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 10, 2023, at a south Edmonton Cash Canada.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at 6:20 p.m., four suspects wearing masks, gloves and carrying bags, reportedly entered Cash Canada, located at 9203 34 Avenue. Three customers and three employees were present at the time.

Armed Robbery
File Photo – Armed Robbery

It was reported to police that one suspect, armed with a handgun, demanded everyone lay on the ground. As two store clerks tried running to the back employee area of the store, the gunman fired at them. The employees were not hit and were able to flee. The third employee and three patrons were unable to flee, but not harmed. The suspects then smashed a glass display case containing jewelry, grabbed as much as they could, then ran out the front doors.

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, and Friday Jan. 27, 2023, police arrested and charged four people in relation to this incident. Dean Carlton, 31, Nicole Lussier, 31, Waylon Tourangeau, 37, and Courtney Lemke, 35, have all been charged with numerous offenses, including robbery with a prohibited/restricted firearm, discharge of a firearm, and unlawful confinement.

Police continue to investigate whether these suspects are connected to other armed robberies and seek information on the whereabouts of outstanding stolen jewelry.

Anyone with information about the stolen jewelry or the robbery can 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.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 23R008-2

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