RCMP Alberta - Olds RCMP received a complaint of an armed robbery of an Olds resident at the UFA station in the early morning hours of May 27th, 2018. It was reported that two males driving a panel van, which was later learned to be stolen out of Calgary, had robbed the victim at knife point as he was fuelling his vehicle. The victim was not injured despite also being subjected to a fire extinguisher being discharged in his face. The suspects fled in the victim's vehicle driving toward Sundre.
Surrounding area RCMP Detachments were notified with a "Be on the Lookout" bulletin to advise not only of a crime having been committed but also to provide descriptors of vehicles and suspects involved.
A short time later, the truck belonging to the victim was also used in a second armed robbery in Caroline in what appears to have been solely for the purposes of obtaining alcohol. Rocky Mountain House RCMP were conducting patrols for the suspects involved in the Olds incident when they responded to the subsequent robbery complaint. The vehicle was located while still in the area.
Two suspects that reside in the Rocky Mountain House area were later arrested after having attempting to flee from Police and are currently in custody with charges pending as the investigation continues.