Sylvan Lake serial robber apprehended

Weeks of robberies comes to an end following a foiled attempt at Bayshore Market in Sylvan Lake

  • Jan. 12, 2016 7:00 p.m.

On January 11, 2016 RCMP in Sylvan Lake responded to a robbery in progress at Bayshore Market in Sylvan Lake. Witnesses where able to provide police with a suspect vehicle and direction of travel. Within a very short period of time the RCMP located the suspect vehicle and arrested the loan occupant. A search of the vehicle incidental to his arrest yielded evidence that supported several robbery offences that have been committed in Sylvan Lake over the last month.

Charged is Aaron Mays, 24 yrs of age of Sylvan Lake. He has been charged with:

  • 7 counts of Robbery

  • 7 counts of Wearing a disguise in the commission of an offence

  • 2 counts of Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Mays has been remanded in custody and is set to make his next appearance on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at the Red Deer Provincial Court house.

The Robberies commenced on December 13th, 2015 at the Plaza liquor store. Then again on December 27th 2015 at the Plaza liquor store. December 29th the CIBC fell victim to a robbery and on January 4th the Lakeway Liquor store. On January 5th the Lakeway Liquor store and 16 minutes later the Plaza Liquor. On January 11th, 2016 the Bayshore Market was the victim.

Sergeant Jeff McBeth stated, “The Sylvan Lake RCMP would like to thank the numerous members of the public who assisted in the successful conclusion of this investigation.”