Red Deer woman arrested in Eckville bar armed robbery

Police have arrested a Red Deer woman following an armed robbery at the Eckville Hotel Bar last month.

Police are still seeking the male suspect involved in an armed robbery at the Eckville Hotel Bar last month.

Police have arrested a Red Deer woman following an armed robbery at the Eckville Hotel Bar last month.

Sylvan Lake RCMP, with help from Red Deer ALERT, arrested 31-year-old Krista Marie Rix on March 6.

Rix was subsequently charged with robbery with a firearm, six counts of forcible confinement, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of break-in instruments and three counts of failure to comply with recognizance.

She was remanded with a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday (March 10).

Rix’s arrest comes after police appealed for information regarding the Feb. 22 armed robbery, in which a man and a woman held the bar’s occupants at gun point while they robbed the place.

The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in two stolen vehicles, which were recovered shortly after. There were no shots fired during the incident and no injuries reported.

Sylvan Lake RCMP confirmed earlier this week that the male suspect has still not been identified and remains at large.

He’s described as a Caucasian male between the ages of 25 and 35 with a medium build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a blue T-shirt bearing a ‘DC’ logo, dark sweat pants and a black balaclava. He’s said to be about six feet tall.

Those with information are asked to contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment at 403-858-7200, or Crime Stoppers, through which they may remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477.

Tips may also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com. Information leading to an arrest may result in a cash reward.