Leduc RCMP asking for public assistance - UPDATE

Thursday, May 23, 2019

UPDATE

Leduc, Alta – On April 6, 2019 at approximately 10:30 pm, Leduc RCMP with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services and Edmonton Police Air 1 responded to an armed robbery of a taxi in Leduc County, Alberta. The taxi driver picked up two males in the area of Walmart South Common in Edmonton and began to drive them to their destination. The taxi driver stopped his vehicle by the weigh scales in Leduc County and one of the males brandished a knife demanding that the taxi driver take them to their destination. The taxi driver was able to exit the vehicle without injury and called 911.

After an Investigation by Leduc RCMP Craig Oliver STRAWBERRY a 35-year-old man from Red Deer has been charged with Robbery.

With the assistance of the Red Deer RCMP STRAWBERRY was arrested on May 22, 2019 without incident and is awaiting a bail hearing.

"The RCMP remains committed to conducting thorough and diligent investigations, often times working in partnership with surrounding jurisdictions, as crime knows no borders. We don't always see immediate arrests, but always know we investigate all aspects of the reported crimes" stats Inspector Dale Kendall Officer in charge of the Leduc Detachment.

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Media Contact:
Cst Bridget MORLA
Leduc RCMP
780-886-0672 

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BACKGROUND

On April 6, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Leduc RCMP with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services and Edmonton Police Air 1 responded to an armed robbery of a taxi in Leduc County, Alberta. The taxi driver picked up two males in the area of Walmart South Common in Edmonton and began to drive them to their destination. The taxi driver stopped his vehicle by the weigh scales in Leduc County and one of the males brandished a knife demanding that the taxi driver take them to their destination. The taxi driver was able to exit the vehicle without injury and called 911.

The two suspects fled in the taxi south on Highway 2. The vehicle was found abandoned the following day.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying possible suspects in this case.