On July 11, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Lac La Biche RCMP were informed that suspects believed to be involved with several armed robberies were travelling from Wandering River towards Lac La Biche in a dark pick-up truck. An RCMP officer was able to locate the vehicle travelling east bound on Highway 55, just outside of Lac La Biche. Within a few minutes of following the pick-up truck, occupants of the vehicle fired a single shot at the RCMP officer’s vehicle, striking the windshield. The member was not injured.
A pursuit was initiated and eventually the suspect vehicle became inoperable. At this time, two of the four passengers of the vehicle were apprehended without incident, approximately twenty kilometres northeast of Lac La Biche. Police searched the area with the assistance of the K-9 unit for the other two occupants. They still remain at large.The firearm used in this incident has not been recovered
If you have any information about this incident , please contact Lac La Biche RCMP at 780-623-4380 and do not approach these individuals as they could be armed and dangerous. 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).
*Press Release from the Lac La Biche RCMP Detachment