November 1, 2015
LOCAL STORE ROBBED AT KNIFE POINT
Jasper RCMP are alerting the public to two similar robberies after a local convenience store employee was held up by knife point.
On Sunday, October 25 at 7:40 a.m. a suspect wearing a hoodie and face covering entered the Mac’s Convenience Store at 617 Patricia Street. Armed with a knife, the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash as well as scratch (lottery) tickets.
“The suspect appears to have fled on foot,” Cst. Fraser Bjornson said. “The Mac’s employee was not harmed during the incident.”
On October 19, a similar incident took place at the Certigard Petro Canada. In that instance, a suspect stole scratch tickets from the front counter while the employee had stepped out, then left the area on a townie-style bicycle.
“The RCMP are not ruling out that it’s the same person,” Bjornson said.
Scratch tickets are traceable. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission monitors stolen tickets so sizeable prizes cannot be claimed. Cst. Bjornson said armed thefts are unusual in Jasper.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the person responsible for these crimes. If you have any information, contact the Jasper RCMP at 780-852-4421 or Crimestoppers.