Two people charged in armed robbery, RCMP looking for third suspect

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Wood Buffalo RCMP are looking for a third suspect in an armed robbery of a business in Thickwood. Two others have been arrested and charged.

Police confirmed on April 2 that on March 31 at 9:57 a.m., officers responded to reports of an armed robbery of a business near Signal Road and Thickwood Drive.

Police say two people entered the business demanding money. A weapon was used and two employees received minor injuries, but medical attention was not needed. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken and the suspects drove away.

Police are not naming the business or describing what weapon was allegedly used.

RCMP are looking for a suspect described as a Black man standing 5’11” tall. Police say he has a stocky build, is in his mid-30s and was last seen wearing a red and black jacket.

With help from police dog services, officers have arrested and charged two other people.

Jaclyn Louise Johnsen, 39, from Leduc and Alfred Richard Kamara, 27, from Edmonton have each been charged with two counts of robbery with a weapon, two counts of the possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of controlled substance and two counts of forcible confinement.

Kamara also faces three counts of failure to comply with a release order.

Johnsen has been released and is scheduled to appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on April 14. Kamara remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on April 7.

Anyone with information about this incident or criminal activity in Wood Buffalo is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tips to Crime Stoppers are always anonymous and can be sent to tipsubmit.com.

lbeamish@postmedia.com

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