RCMP News Release – RCMP Investigate Robbery

RCMPOn February 4th, at approximately 3:45 p.m. Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a complaint of a robbery which had taken place outside the Royal Bank of Canada’s downtown location in Fort McMurray. The victims, two men who were in the process of making a business deposit, were approached by a lone suspect. The suspect used a weapon to incapacitate the two men and then stole a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash from the two men before fleeing the scene.

In order to protect the integrity of this investigation, the exact amount of cash stolen and the weapon used will not be released by police at this time however, no firearm was used and rumors that the amount exceeded one-hundred thousand dollars are grossly exaggerated.

The two men were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries. They have since been released. Wood Buffalo RCMP is also advising there is no further risk to public safety as a result of this incident.

The suspect is described as follows:

–        Approximately 6’1″ – 6″2′

–        Slender build

–        Wearing dark pants and a grey winter jacket with a white fur-lined hood

–        Police are asking that members of the public be cognizant of anyone who may be uncharacteristically in possession of an unusual amount of cash and that suspicious persons be reported to the RCMP

The investigation continues at this time.

If you have information about this, or any other investigation(s), please call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.