Teen Facing Numerous Charges In Connection With Lodgepole Armed Robbery

RCMP Crest


A Wildwood area teen is facing numerous charges after the armed robbery of a Lodgepole general store.

On June 23rd police received a call shortly after 12 p.m. from a woman who was living close to the store, calling in what she thought was an armed robbery. Police responded, and through her and other witnesses they were able to get a clear description of the vehicle and it’s direction.

Evansburg RCMP assisted the Drayton Valley detachment, and stopped the Grey Ford Van 5 kilometers south of Highway 16. The suspect had two loaded firearms in the vehicle, and a third that was unloaded. The teen stole 2 bottles of liquor from the store.

The male was arrested without incident, being described as “Very cooperative with police” by Corporal Bryan Notheisz. The 16-year-old is facing numerous charges in relation to the crime including robbery and using a firearm in commission of an offence, along with breach of probation. He is currently being remanded and there is no date set for his first court appearance.

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