RCMP Alberta - Crime reduction units rely on intelligence gathering to identify crime trends, primarily in hotspots, target repeat offenders and disrupt criminal activity in communities across the province.
In the early morning of June 27, 2018, Lac La Biche RCMP Detachment responded to a report of a robbery that took place at a gas station in Lac La Biche. RCMP members conducted an initial investigation and were able to identify suspects in the robbery. The Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) were requested to assist with the investigation.
Through the intelligence gathering and teamwork between Lac La Biche RCMP and EAD RCRU, the stolen vehicle associated to the robbery was located and six suspects were arrested in Lac La Biche. An “AR-15” style pellet gun was seized during this arrest.