*UPDATE: January 17, 2017 courtesy of Morinville News.com:
by Morinville News Staff
RCMP report a blue Chevrolet Cavalier was located at approximately 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 abandoned in a rural area west of Morinville.
Police confirm the car is the one involved in the armed robbery with a firearm complaint reported in Gibbons Jan. 13.
Police are continuing with the investigation and thanked the public in locating the vehicle.
RCMP are providing no further details at this time and have not confirmed a connection to a missing persons report on 21-year-old Sturgeon County resident Colby James Gauthier who was reported driving his blue Chevrolet Cavalier when he was last seen leaving a friend’s residence in Gibbons Jan. 13 around 6 p.m.
Gauthier is described as caucasian with fair complexion, very short, dark brown hair, brown eyes. He is described as 5-foot-11, 140 lbs and clean shaven.
The search for Gauthier continues.
Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call the Morinville RCMP or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Story courtesy of Morinville News.com
by Morinville News Staff
An adult male was robbed at gunpoint in his vehicle by an armed Caucasian male Friday. The incident took place at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Mac’s store in Gibbons.
Police say the suspect fled in a blue Chevrolet Cavalier north on highway 28A with the victim chasing. While on Highway 28A, the suspect’s and victim’s vehicle collided in the northbound lane, which resulted in the passenger from the suspect vehicle shooting at the victim’s vehicle. RCMP say one of the rounds struck the victim in the arm. The victim sustained minor injuries and sought medical assistance but has since been released from hospital.
Police do not believe there is a risk to the public at this time, but police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the blue Chevrolet Cavalier, which sustained a severely-damaged rear bumper and a broken driver-side tail light.
If the vehicle is located, police are advising not to approach it.
Police are asking those with information to contact the Morinville RCMP if you have any information regarding this incident or about the vehicle or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward.
This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.