Hanna, Oyen ATM thief charged

Charges have been laid against a male in relation to recent ATM thefts in both Oyen and Hanna.

The male was arrested following a pursuit which occurred on Nov. 24 and involved police resources from several different detachments.

On Tues, Nov, 26., 26-year-old Rick Ernest Atzler of Fawcett, Alta. has been charged with:  

From Hanna:

–       Robbery with a firearm

–       Pointing a firearm

–       Theft over $5,000

–       Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

–       Fail to stop for police


From Consort:

–       Possession of property obtained by crime (x2)

–       Various firearms offences (x6)

–       Fail to stop for police

The investigation continues and charges are still pending from Oyen, Coronation and Provost detachments.

A judicial interim release hearing has been held.

Atzler is remanded in custody to attend court in Hanna on Nov. 28 and in Coronation on Nov. 29.

The RCMP continue to investigate the ATM thefts and are working to identify the second suspect involved.

The RCMP are requesting that any member of the public who was on the road and affected by this pursuit in any fashion contact the Hanna RCMP at 403-854-3393.



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