Bashaw & Innisfail RCMP Charge Two Males In Connection With Armed Robberies

A 55 year old man and a 37 year old man - both from Red Deer - face charges following armed robberies in three seperate locations in Alberta.

Bashaw, Alberta -  Bashaw and Innisfail RCMP have charged two males in connection with three separate armed robberies in the Bashaw and Innisfail areas.

“Bashaw, Innisfail, Red Deer City RCMP detachments, as well as the Red Deer and Innisfail General Investigation Sections all worked together to bring these incidents to a quick and successful conclusion,” says Sgt. Bruce Holliday, Detachment Commander of the Bashaw RCMP. “I am very proud of our members who work together to keep our communities safe.” 

On March 9, 2019, at approximately 4:35 p.m., Bashaw RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Whistle Stop Gas Station near Mirror, Alta.

On March 10, 2019, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Innisfail RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Fas Gas in Pine Lake, Alta.

On March 11, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Bashaw RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the BugTussel Bar in Alix, Alta. At approximately 10:00 p.m., shortly after the robbery in Alix, Red Deer City RCMP intercepted the suspect vehicle placing the adult male passenger under arrest. The adult male driver was arrested after a short foot chase. 

Garnet Lawrence Benn (55) of Red Deer, Alta., has been charged with:

·         Pointing a firearm (x6)

·         Robbery with a firearm (x3)

·         Weapon dangerous to the public (x3)

·         Use firearm in commission of an offence (x3)

·         Possess firearm while prohibited (x3)

·         Uttering threats (x2)

·         Possession of stolen property under $5,000

Benn has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Courts on March 13, 2019, and March 14, 2019 to answer to the Mirror and Alix matters.

Ryan Wraight (37) of Red Deer, has been charged with:

·         Pointing a firearm (x6)

·         Robbery with a firearm (x3)

·         Weapon dangerous to the public (x3)

·         Use firearm in commission of an offence (x3)

·         Uttering threats (x2)

·         Possession of stolen property under $5,000

Wraight has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Courts on March 25, 2019, and March 28, 2019 to answer to the Mirror and Alix matters.

As these matters are now before the court, no further details will be available.

If you have information about this incident to please call the Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793, Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

 

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