Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman who robbed a bar at gunpoint in Eckville Feb. 22.
Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the armed robbery complaint at the Eckville Hotel Bar just after 4:30 p.m. The two suspects fled the scene prior to the police’s arrival.
The suspects robbed the bar while the bar’s occupants were held at gunpoint. No shots were fired in the incident, and no injuries were reported.
The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male between 25 and 35 years old. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a blue T-shirt with a ‘DC’ logo on the front, dark sweat pants and a black balaclava. He’s said to be about six feet tall.
The second suspect is described as a female of about five feet seven inches tall with brown hair parted in the middle. She was wearing a dark shirt at the time of the robbery.
The suspects fled the scene in a pair of stolen vehicles – the male in a white Mercedes Benz C250, the female in a white Dodge Ram.
The Mercedes Benz was recovered the next day near Range Road 30 and Highway 12 in Lacombe County. The Dodge was also later recovered in Bentley, where it had been abandoned near the Monkey Top Bar.
Police are asking for assistance from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or from anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious leading up to it. Those who think they may have seen either of the vehicles involved are also asked to contact police.
Information may be provided to the Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment by calling 403-858-7200, or through Crime Stoppers – in which callers may remain anonymous – by calling 1-800-222-8477.