Sylvan Lake RCMP make arrest in armed robbery

On May 24, 2016, Sylvan Lake RCMP arrested a male after he committed an armed robbery at the Shoppers Drug Mart on 50A Avenue.

On May 24, 2016, Sylvan Lake RCMP arrested a male after he committed an armed robbery at the Shoppers Drug Mart on 50A Avenue.

At 9:30 a.m. the male suspect entered the store, went to the pharmacy and took other customers` medications. He departed and then a short time later re-entered the store and brandished bear spray. He went to the ‘staff only’ section of the pharmacy and obtained another bottle of prescription drugs before fleeing the store. The suspect was identified and located a short distance away where he was arrested, without incident, by the RCMP.

48-year-old Timothy Lind Carter of Sylvan Lake has been charged with:

1 count of Robbery with an Offensive weapon

1 count of theft under $5000

1 count of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Carter was transported to the Red Deer Regional Hospital for treatment. A bail hearing was held and Carter was released from custody on conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court July 6, 2016.

No employees at the store were injured during this occurrence.