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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Update - Slave Lake RCMP investigate armed robbery

Update - Slave Lake RCMP investigate armed robbery

Slave Lake, Alta. - During the afternoon of December 26, 2018 a male was arrested in connection with these occurrences.  The male was located after a complaint was received of a suspicious person in the southwest area of town.

Keith Prince (25) of Slave Lake has been charged with several Criminal Code offences including (but not limited to) robbery with a weapon, assault with a weapon, break & enter, theft and trafficking stolen property.  Prince is set to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on December 27 in order to set a Slave Lake Provincial Court appearance date.

Background:

 Slave Lake RCMP investigate armed robbery

Slave Lake, Alta. - On December 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM, the Slave Lake RCMP was dispatched to an armed robbery at the East Side convenience store.  A male was alleged to have confronted the store clerk with a weapon and demanded cash from the register.  After several minutes of unsuccessfully attempting to open the cash drawer, the suspect is alleged to have assaulted the clerk before leaving the store with the entire register.  Immediate patrols were made for the suspect and two persons of interest were detained.  The two were released without charge. 

A short time later, RCMP were dispatched to a residential break and enter at a home in the South East.  Upon arrival, evidence from the robbery was located inside the home.  Not long after the break and enter, the same suspect was alleged to have tried selling stolen property from the break and enter at a local retailer.

The suspect male has been identified and charges are pending.  The 25 year old Slave Lake man is facing charges including (but not limited to) robbery with a weapon, assault with a weapon, break and enter and trafficking in stolen property. 

 

If you have information about these incidents, please contact the Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999 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 Store or Google Play Store.

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