Thursday , 16 September 2021

Two arrested for armed robbery at Sonny’s Liquor Store

Two people have been arrested for armed robbery stemming from the incident at Sonny’s Cold Beer and Liquor Store in October.

On Oct. 13, three females went into Sonny’s, sprayed bear mace at the clerk and demanded cash after the assault, the RCMP said due to video surveillance.

They fled with several bottles of liquor.

Twenty-seven-year-old Angel Blackman from Cold Lake and a 17-year-old from Frog Lake were arrested following a three-month investigation.

Blackman is facing charges of robbery with a prohibited firearm, pointing a firearm, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, possession of a weapon through crime, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The youth is also facing robbery, assault, and weapons-related charges.

Blackman was released on a $500 cash bail, recognizance, and the youth was released by a justice of the peace on a $400 cash bail recognizance.

Their next court date is Feb. 5.


About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.