Blackfalds RCMP ask for public’s help after a security vehicle shot at by would-be thieves

Thieves tried stealing ATM

Blackfalds RCMP investigate commercial B & E with a shot fired

Blackfalds RCMP are investigating shots fired during a break and enter off Hwy 11 and Burnt Lake Trail.

According to Cpl. Chris Warren on Jan. 3 at about 3 a.m. the Blackfalds RCMP and Red Deer RCMP responded to a break and enter where two suspects entered a gas station and tried to access the ATM inside the store.

The suspects were interrupted by a mobile security unit and while escaping, the suspect(s) shot at the security vehicle. The suspect vehicle then fled northbound on Burnt Lake Trail. The security officer was not physically injured during the incident.

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The vehicle is described as a dark Dodge Crew Cab with chrome running boards, and a white or silver slip tank.

One suspect is described as having a medium build, wearing an army green jacket with camouflage pattern on the sleeves, hood and front of the jacket and black face mask.

The second suspect had a larger build and was wearing a dark winter coat with a hood and a ballcap.

“This incident is another example of how these situations quickly evolve and are very dynamic,” said Cpl. Warren in a press release. “The suspects should be considered dangerous and to ensure the safety of the public, individuals are encouraged not engage, or approach when you witness a criminal offence. The information you are able to provide to the police through your observation (descriptions, plate numbers, etc.) and immediate reporting are extremely valuable in our joint effort to combat crime.”

If you see this vehicle or know the whereabouts of it, do not approach as the suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous, contact your local police immediately through 9-1-1.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking if you have information about this incident to please call the Blackfalds RCMP 780-885-3340 or call your local police. 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.

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