Armed robbery leads to arrest
Leduc RCMP have arrested one male in relation to an armed robbery that occurred in July 2021.
On July 7, 2021 at 3:10 a.m., Leduc RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Gateway Husky in Leduc, Alta. Two males wearing masks entered the business. One male made a purchase and left. The second male used the bathroom and then approached the employee, brandished what is believed to be a handgun and demanded money. The suspects left the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No physical injuries were reported.
Leduc RCMP responded to the scene with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services and began patrols looking for the suspect.
Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section with the assistance of Leduc Crime Reduction Unit identified the male who brandished the handgun and arrested him later that afternoon at a residence in Leduc.
Nicholas Mattson (27) of Leduc, Alta. has been charged with:
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
- Fail to comply with undertaking condition
- Possession of a weapon contrary to order
- Disguised with intent
- Possession of a schedule substance – Cocaine
- Possession of a scheduled substance – Heroin
- Possession of a scheduled substance – Prescription pills
Nicholas Mattson was remanded into custody following a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Aug. 5, 2021.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267 or 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.
Cst. Cheri-Lee Smith
Leduc RCMP Media Liaison