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Update – Bonnyville RCMP lay charges after two liquor store robberies

Updated April 24th 2018

Bonnyville RCMP are saying they’ve caught a suspect in connection with the pair of robberies. Police are saying that an investigation and search warrant has lead them to arrest a 26 year old man in connection with the crimes. Mounties say they also found evidence from a few thefts in early April from another town liquor store as well.

The 26 year old is facing charges including theft under $5000 and assault with a weapon among others. He’ll be due in Bonnyville Provincial Court on May 1st.

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The Bonnyville RCMP is asking the public to help name two suspects in a pair of separate liquor store robberies. Mounties are saying on April 7th just after 11 pm, a man wearing a mask walked in to the Liquor Depot in Bonnyville armed with a knife. He demanded cash from the register, then fled on a bicycle.

Liquor Depot robbery suspect – Supplied

Police describe him as an aboriginal man, about five-foot seven inches tall with a slim to medium build and brown eyes. He was wearing a grey sweater, blue jeans, brown shoes or boots and had his face covered by a grey cover.

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On April 9th, Bonnyville police say another robbery took place. RCMP are saying a man entered the Liquor Mart on main street in town armed with bear mace. He then sprayed the clerk in the face and stole cash and liquor.

Liquor Mart suspect- Supplied

Mounties are saying the man was about 6 feet tall with an average build, wearing a black hoodie that covered his face with a white stripe down the arm, blue jeans, black shoes and was carrying a black backpack.

Anyone who may know anymore on the two robberies are being asked to call the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-343-7200 or Crime Stoppers

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