Whitecourt RCMP have charged two in recent armed robbery
On October 19, 2015, at around 4:45 p.m. a male wearing a balaclava entered a local Jewelry store and threatened the store clerks with a firearm. The suspect broke a display case and made off with several pieces of jewelry. The male suspect fled in a waiting truck being driven by a second male. Thanks to several witnesses, the two males were apprehended a short time later.
RCMP have charged 25 year old, Carl Gerard SNOW of Whitecourt and 20 year old, Bradley Dieter BENDER, of Cherhill, Alberta with several offences including:
Robbery with a firearm.
Possession of a prohibited firearm.
Disguised while committing an offence.
Possession of a stolen vehicle.
Operation of a motor vehicle, while being pursued by police.
Snow and Bender are currently in custody and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on October 27, 2015.