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Alberta RCMP search for teens who robbed gas station with guns

RCMP are searching for two males who they say robbed a Co-op gas bar in Blackfalds, Alta. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
RCMP are searching for two males who they say robbed a Co-op gas bar in Blackfalds, Alta. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. RCMP handout

RCMP are searching for two teens who used long-barrel guns to rob a Co-op gas bar in central Alberta.

It happened in the town of Blackfalds, Alta., at around 6:40 a.m. on Thursday.

RCMP said the suspects entered the store, pointing the firearms at the employees while demanding cash and cigarettes.

They left with an undisclosed amount of money, which was put into a black backpack.

RCMP are searching for two males who they say robbed a Co-op gas bar in Blackfalds, Alta. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
RCMP are searching for two males who they say robbed a Co-op gas bar in Blackfalds, Alta. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. RCMP handout

RCMP describe the first suspect as being 12-16 years old with a slim build. He was wearing a red hoodie with an emblem on it containing a deer.

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The second suspect is described by RCMP as being 17-19 years old with a slim build. He was wearing a black Canada Goose jacket and a black balaclava.

According to RCMP, the suspects left in a dark grey four-door vehicle, possibly a Mazda, which was last seen heading northbound on Broadway Avenue.

RCMP are searching for two males who they say robbed a Co-op gas bar in Blackfalds, Alta. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
RCMP are searching for two males who they say robbed a Co-op gas bar in Blackfalds, Alta. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. RCMP handout

Anyone with information is asked to call Blackfalds RCMP at (403) 885-3300 or contact Crime Stoppers.

Blackfalds is located about 160 kilometres north of Calgary

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