Robbery and assault suspects escape in stolen red Audi
Cochrane RCMP is looking for two suspects in a theft and assault that took place Friday morning in the Springbank area.
At about 9:50 a.m., officers were dispatched in response to reports of a theft that occurred around Springbank, in Rocky View County.
A man was working in his garage when he entered his house. When he returned, he found that someone had stolen things from the garage.
The suspect fled in a waiting car, where a second man was waiting.
A confrontation ensued, which ended with the victim being sprayed with bears, then dragged as the suspect’s vehicle left the scene, leaving him with minor injuries.
The victim was later treated at the scene by paramedics and released.
RCMP from Cochrane, Stoney Nakoda, Rocky View County and the Alta. Traffic Unit (ATU) responded and conducted a search, assisted by a HAWC helicopter from Calgary Police and Tsuu T’ina Police, but the suspects were not found.
The suspects’ vehicle is described as a red 2017 Audi 3 with license plate PTY518 from Alberta. The vehicle was reported stolen from Turner Valley.
One suspect is described as an 18 to 20 year old male, approximately 175 centimeters (5’9″) tall, of heavy build, round face and black hair.
He was last seen wearing a green traffic vest and getting into the driver’s seat of the stolen vehicle.
The second suspect is a man who was wearing a similar green traffic vest and was sitting in the passenger seat during the incident.
Police believe these suspects may be armed. The police ask that if you see them, call 112 and do not approach them.
Anyone with video footage recorded in the area around Crooked Pond Creek and Lott Creek Drive in Rocky View County on September 15 between 9:30 AM and 10:15 AM is requested to contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or your local police department. Anonymous callers can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online or by downloading the P3 Tips app available from Apple or the Google Play Store.