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Grande Prairie, Alberta –  Two male youths have been charged in relation to a robbery on the Canfor Road that took place on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

The accused, ages 14 and 16, were arrested late last week and are facing numerous charges including:

  • Robbery with a firearm
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Aggravated assault
  • Uttering threats
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Possession of property obtained by crime, over $5000
  • Forcible confinement
  • Fail to comply with conditions

RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.


UPDATE #1:

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Police have located both vehicles involved in this incident with assistance from the public. The investigation is continuing and efforts are still underway to locate the suspects involved.

Police would like to thank those that have come forward already with information regarding this incident.

The relationship between the RCMP and the members of our communities is a partnership. We need residents to be the eyes and ears of their communities and to report suspicious activity as soon as they are aware.

If you have information about this incident to please call Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 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 App or Google Play Store.


Original Story:

Grande Prairie, Alberta – On Saturday, September 29, 2018 at approximately 1:00 AM Grande Prairie Rural RCMP responded to a report of a two youth males who had been assaulted before their vehicle was stolen. 

The two males were parked at kilometre 17.5 of the Canfor Road south of Grande Prairie when their vehicle was approached by a white Ford truck. Two aboriginal males exited the truck and approached their vehicle with what appeared to be firearms. The suspects threatened and physically assaulted the youths before stealing their vehicle and fleeing the scene.

The teenagers were picked up by a passing vehicle and brought to safety. Both suffered injuries from the attack and were admitted to hospital.

Police are actively trying to locate the suspects, the suspect vehicle and the stolen vehicle.

Both suspects were described as:

  • Male
  • Aboriginal
  • Slim build

The suspect vehicle is described as:

  • Newer white Ford F150
  • Mirrors were tucked in
  • Halo strip around the headlights
  • Sunroof
  • Black/grey stripe that goes from the headlights back; stripe went up then down again
  • Short box, regular cab, 4 door
  • After market black 12 spoke rims; bigger tire

The stolen vehicle is described as:

  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • Blue in colour
  • Alberta License Plate - BZZ 9365

If you have information about this incident, please call Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 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 App or Google Play Store.

Information provided by the Grande Prairie RCMP.