Armed robberies in Rycroft

Spirit River RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals suspected in two separate armed robberies in Rycroft last month.

The first occurred in the early morning of May 9 at the Tags gas station in Rycroft. The individuals were seen leaving in a light grey or silver F-150, heading northbound on Highway 2.

The second incident happened on May 12 at the Rycroft Hotel Pub. At close to 11 p.m., two men entered the pub and took the VLT cash drawer, which held around $800 in cash.

Spirit River RCMP believe one of the suspects was captured on surveillance video approximately 15 minutes prior to the robbery. The man came in looking for a washroom and appeared to be checking out the layout of the bar.

They believe this suspect was the same person who threatened a staff member with a knife while his accomplice left with the cash drawer during the robbery.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to contact the Spirit River RCMP detachment at 780-864-3525 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/2015/06/15/armed-robberies-in-rycroft

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