December 30, 2015 1:56 pm

Police search for armed Santa who robbed Alberta jewelry store Christmas Eve

released a photo of a black Hummer H2 SUV they believe the suspect used to drive away from the scene.

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RCMP in Alberta are searching for a man who was dressed up as Santa Claus while robbing a Stettler jewelry store on Christmas Eve.

Police said Wednesday a lone man in a typical Santa costume entered the Ware’s Jewelry store with a gun and demanded jewelry, including precious stones at about 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 24. Police didn’t specify the value of what was taken, but called it a “significant” amount of jewelry. No one was injured during the crime.

The suspect is described as between 5’11” and 6′ with blonde hair and “pock-faced.”

Police said they are still gathering surveillance footage from within the store, but released a photo of a black Hummer H2 SUV they believe the suspect used to flee the scene.

RCMP in Alberta released a photo of a black Hummer H2 SUV they believe the suspect used to drive away from the scene.

Stettler RCMP

The Hummer was found abandoned on Dec. 28 in a residential area in Stettler. Police believe a second vehicle may have been used “in transporting the male from the abandoned Hummer H2.” That vehicle is described as an older model pick up truck; possibly a Chevrolet, extended cab or crew cab with chrome running boards, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Stettler is located about 230 kilometres northeast of Calgary.

Police are searching for an older model pick up truck; possibly a Chevrolet, extended cab or crew cab with chrome running boards, which they believe was used to transport a suspect in an armed robbery on Dec. 24, 2015.

Stettler RCMP

 

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