On March 28, 2020 at approximately 4 a.m., Two Hills RCMP responded to a robbery in progress at the Two Hills Fas Gas.
A truck with four suspects used a truck to gain entry into the gas station and attached the ATM to a tow strap and pulled it out. Several items were also stolen from inside the station. An adult male victim was assaulted during the incident and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.
Two Hills RCMP responded and with the assistance from St. Paul RCMP located the truck driving northbound on Highway 36. A pursuit was initiated and the vehicle came to a stop on a road in Saddle Lake.
All four occupants were jointly charged with:
- Break and enter to commit an offence
- Disguise with intent
- Flight from police
- Mischief over $5000
- Possession of property obtained by crime
Sheldon Bull (18) of Saddle Lake was wanted at the time of his arrest. He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul provincial Court on April 2, 2020.
Timothy Favel (19) of Saddle Lake and two 15-year-old male youths who cannot be named as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act were charged with the above offences. The three accused were released after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Vegreville Provincial Court on June 15, 2020.
Several items were seized in relation to this incident including a cash register and the ATM. The truck used in the offence was reported stolen from St. Paul on March 26, 2020.