A 34 year old male from Rocky Mountain House has been arrested and charged after RCMP responded to an alarm at a bank in Caroline, Alberta. A second suspect has not been identified. Contact Rocky Mountain House RCMP if you have any information regarding this incident.
Further investigation revealed that two suspects a male and female damaged the front door and the automated teller machine (ATM) at the bank and gained entry inside. The suspects then fled in a sport utility vehicle (SUV) eastbound on Highway 54 before police arrived. No one was inside the bank at the time of the incident.
The vehicle used in the robbery was located abandoned a short time later near 47th Street in Rocky Mountain House. Police then executed a search warrant at a residence and arrested a male suspect.
34 year old Michael Jones of Rocky Mountain House was arrested and charged with:
· Break and enter
· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
· Unauthorized possession of a firearm
· Possession of a firearm with tampered serial number
· Disguise with intent to commit offence
He was released from custody following a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court on Feb. 12, 2020.
Mounties continue to investigate this incident as the second suspect has not been identified.