Crime & Court

Rimbey area store clerk shot in armed robbery, RCMP seek suspect

At 6:20 a.m. today, Rimbey RCMP responded to a complaint of an armed robbery at the Bluffton General Store. At 6:05 a.m., a man failed to pay for his gas and grocery purchases. When confronted outside, the suspect fired a shot from what is believed to be a small calibre firearm, which struck the store clerk. The clerk was transported to a hospital with a non life-threatening injury.

The RCMP Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Services are on scene.

The suspect fled in a vehicle southbound.  The vehicle appears to be a smaller, grey or silver sedan, with a sunroof, of an undetermined make and model.

The man is described as:

  • Approx. 5’6″ – 5″10 tall / slim
  • Dark skin
  • Short hair / no facial hair
  • Wearing a black/blue parka with a fur trimmed hood, black pants, black shoes with a white stripe

It is believed that there was another person with long hair in the passenger seat of the vehicle.  

If you have any information, please contact the Rimbey RCMP at 403-843-2224.  If you see this man, he may be armed, don’t approach.

If you want 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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