Arrests in theft cases

RCMP

RCMP have arrested two more individuals for their involvement in a series of recent thefts in and around Castor and Coronation.

Russell Reader (24) of Lloydminster was arrested in Wainwright on May 14 and has been remanded in custody pending court appearances for charges of possession of stolen property.

Jessie Reader (22) of Lloydminster was arrested in Vermilion on May 18 and has also been remanded in custody pending court appearances for charges of possession of stolen property.

Bryce Gingell (22) had previously been arrested in Castor on April 22 and will be making his next appearance in Coronation Provincial Court on June 10 to face numerous charges of theft and possession of stolen property.

Armed robbery at Treasury Branch in Amisk

On May 26th at approximately 2:20 pm Killam RCMP were advised of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Alberta Treasury Branch in the Hamlet of Amisk.

An unknown male and two females entered the bank brandishing a sawed off shotgun and two hatchets.

The suspects demanded money from the bank employees and received an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency.  The suspects fled the scene in a stolen red Dodge Nitro.  None of the employees were injured.

Approximately one hour after the robbery, the stolen vehicle was located abandoned.  It is believed the suspects may now be travelling in a grey Chevrolet pickup truck with a yellow and black dirt bike stored in the box.

All suspects are said to be between 19 and 25 years old and are described as follows:

Suspect #1 is a Caucasian male, 5’10”, dark hair with the sides shaved, tattoos around his head, wearing a dark hoodie and was in possession of a hatchet.

Suspect #2 is an Aboriginal female, 5’6”, with long dark hair held in a pony tail, wearing denim shorts, tank top and hiking boots and was in possession of a hatchet.

Suspect #3 is Aboriginal female who is shorter height with a medium build, broad face, big eyed, short red tinged hair, wearing a red hoodie and dark cargo pants and was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

Suspects are considered armed and dangerous.  If anyone has information relating to this incident or to the identities of the individuals, please contact the Killam RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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