Sus­pects wanted in crime spree on the loose, armed

Mul­ti­ple car­jack­ings took place, one with a shot­gun

Metro Canada (Edmonton) - - Edmonton - Omar Mosleh

RCMP are warn­ing the pub­lic about sev­eral armed and dan­ger­ous in­di­vid­u­als ac­cused of a crime spree that went through Ed­mon­ton, Sher­wood Park, Ve­gre­ville and crossed over into Saskatchewan.

The crime spree in­volved mul­ti­ple armed car­jack­ings, a rob­bery, a po­lice chase, as well as a re­port of shots fired in Sher­wood Park. In a news re­lease, Ed­mon­ton po­lice said they re­sponded to a re­port of a car­jack­ing near 118 Av­enue and 104 Street at around 11:45 p.m. A woman’s black Ford Fu­sion was al­legedly stolen.

Not long af­ter, of­fi­cers re­sponded to a re­port of a woman be­ing robbed near 106 Av­enue and 92 Street at around 11:55 p.m. Po­lice say the ve­hi­cle re­sem­bled the same one used in the car­jack­ing in­ci­dent 10 min­utes ear­lier. Ed­mon­ton po­lice be­gan fol­low­ing the black Ford Fu­sion, and no­ti­fied Strath­cona County RCMP that the car ap­peared to be flee­ing to Sher­wood Park at about 12:30 a.m.

At the same time, Strath­cona County RCMP re­ceived a re­port of shots be­ing fired at the Hol­i­day Inn Ex­press on Broad­moor Boule­vard. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, a male was shot in the shoul­der and neck area.

The in­di­vid­ual was con­scious with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries and was trans­ported to the Royal Alexandra Hos­pi­tal and treated. Then, at 12:35 a.m., po­lice re­ceived a re­port of the black Ford Fu­sion be­ing in­volved in an­other car­jack­ing, this time with a shot­gun, at the Fly­ing “J” gas sta­tion. A black Chrysler 300 with a Saskatchewan li­cence plate was stolen, and both the Ford Fu­sion and the Chrysler 300 fled the area.

RCMP later found a black Ford Fu­sion on fire on High­way 16 and Range Road 195, but can­not con­firm it is the same car that was stolen.

Po­lice say the Chrysler 300 was seen speed­ing through the Ve­gre­ville area and was later found in Saskatchewan. Po­lice be­lieve the in­di­vid­ual or in­di­vid­u­als re­spon­si­ble are in Saskatchewan and are on the loose.

Po­lice be­lieve the sus­pects are armed and dan­ger­ous, but do not have any de­scrip­tions. They are ask­ing the pub­lic to re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to their lo­cal po­lice ser­vice.

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RcMp say two in­di­vid­u­als ac­cused of a crime spree are on the loose, armed and dan­ger­ous.

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