Updated April 29th, 2018
It only took the RCMP a few days to get the man they believe robbed two convenience stores in Bonnyville. Police are saying that a short chase near St. Paul today ended the run of a 22 year old man wanted for the robbery of both the 7-11 convenience store and the Co-op Gas Bar, both in Bonnyville.
The man is facing a variety of charges including robbery and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He’ll stay in custody and see Bonnyville Provincial Court on May 1st.
The Bonnyville RCMP are looking to put the pieces together in the case of a pair of armed robberies in town. On April 26 at about 11:20 pm police say a man wearing a balaclava and armed with a handgun robbed the downtown 7-11 convenience store. The man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.
Early the next morning mounties say another store was hit. At 6:35 am on April 27th a lone man pulled up to the CO-OP gas bar at 54th avenue in a newer red and possibly stolen Ford truck. He was wearing a balaclava and hoodie and carrying a gun. Cash and cigarettes were again the target of the thief. No one was hurt in either heist.
Investigators are still trying to figure out if the robberies were related. They’re calling on businesses close to the two stores to turn over surveillance tapes to see if any evidence can be found.
If you have information on the two robberies, you’re asked to call the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-343-7200 or Crime Stoppers.