November 16, 2016 12:36 am
Updated: November 16, 2016 12:39 am

RCMP follow up on new lead as they hunt for ‘armed and dangerous’ man in northwest Alberta

On Thursday, police issued a photo of Malcolm Henry Testawits (see photo below) and said he is wanted on several outstanding warrants. They added he is known to spend time in the Peace Region of northwestern Alberta as well as in Dawson Creek, B.C.

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Police in northwestern Alberta are renewing a plea for help from the public as they continue a three-week-old search for an elusive man they consider “armed and dangerous.”

Peace Regional RCMP say Malcolm Henry Testawits is wanted on multiple charges including assaulting a police officer and robbery.

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On Tuesday, Mounties said officers were investigating a theft of gas outside Brownvale, Alta. At around 1 a.m., they received a tip Testawits “may be connected to the theft and may possibly be in a specific rural area in the Grimshaw/ Peace River area.”

According to police, when officers followed up on the tip, they were unable to locate the man.

Anyone with information about Testawits’ whereabouts is asked to call 911, the Peace River RCMP detachment at 780-624-6611 or their local police agency. Tips can also be anonymously submitted by contacting Crime Stoppers by phoning 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

RCMP are urging the public not to approach or confront Testawits if they see him.

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In previous pleas for information, RCMP have said Testawits was believed to be in the Grimshaw, Peace River, Fairview or Hines Creek areas of Alberta. They said he is also known to spend time in B.C. Communities like Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Salmon Arm.

Brownvale is about a 30- to 40-minute drive southwest of Peace River.

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