RCMP investigate robbery downtown

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The RCMP in Wood Buffalo is investigating a downtown robbery.

Around 10:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18th, police responded to a report of a robbery on Charles Avenue.

RCMP says a delivery driver was approached by someone wielding what appeared to be a handgun. The man demanded money, assaulted the driver, and then fled.

The victim sustained only minor injuries.

Police identified and apprehended the suspect at a nearby residence.  Police obtained and executed a search warrant on the residence and recovered an imitation firearm believed to have been used in the robbery.

An 18-year-old Fort McMurray man is now charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of assaulting a police officer, and one count of assault. The individual’s name cannot be disclosed until the charges are formally sworn.

The suspect remains in custody pending a Judicial Interim Hearing.

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