Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Bassano RCMP arrest suspects after pursuit

RCMP Alberta – Two adult males and an adult female are facing several charges after leading RCMP on a pursuit through rural highways and farmers’ fields early this morning.

On July 17, 2018 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Bassano RCMP received a call of an alarm at a business in the hamlet of Hussar. On arrival it was determined that a break and enter had occurred where suspects removed the ATM from the building and fled.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., Bassano RCMP received a call of an attempted theft from a rural property north of Bassano where the victim was following the suspects who had departed in a vehicle.

While following the suspects, one suspect had leaned out the window of the moving vehicle and pointed a long gun at the victim. The victim stopped following and was not injured.

Shortly thereafter the vehicle was located by RCMP and a pursuit was initiated when the vehicle failed to stop for police. The pursuit continued through Bassano’s rural area and ended when the suspect’s stolen vehicle got stuck in a field.

With assistance from Brooks RCMP, Drumheller RCMP, Gleichen RCMP, RCMP Emergency Response Team, and the Calgary Police Service helicopter, a male and female suspect were arrested at scene. The third suspect fled on foot and was apprehended by RCMP Police Dog Services.

All three suspects remain in custody with charges pending.

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