Arrest made in downtown armed robbery

A Sylvan Lake man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a downtown liquor store last week.

A Sylvan Lake man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a downtown liquor store last week.

Peter Elvin Hofer, 44, was arrested last Thursday, three days after police say Plaza Liquor Store on 50A St. was robbed by a man wielding a large screwdriver.

The man fled the store on foot with liquor and an undisclosed amount of cash.

An RCMP composite sketch and a description of the suspect were released to the public following the incident. Police say a member of the public identified Hofer based on the details released.

Police investigation confirmed Hofer’s identity, and he was subsequently arrested and charged with robbery and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Hofer was released on bail, and will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court tomorrow (Nov. 7) at 8:30 a.m.