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4 charged in central Alberta ATM theft, police pursuit: RCMP

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According to Alberta RCMP, a truck was used to gain entry into a gas station where suspects allegedly stole an ATM. Getty Images

RCMP say four people were arrested after a robbery at a central Alberta gas station that resulted in a police pursuit.

In a Monday news release, RCMP said officers were called to a Fas Gas location in Two Hills at around 4 a.m. on March 28 for reports of a robbery.

According to RCMP, a truck was used to gain entry into the gas station. Suspects then used a tow strap to pull out an ATM, police allege.

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Along with the ATM, police say several other items were also stolen.

Police say one man was assaulted during the incident and suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Two Hills RCMP responded — and with the assistance from St. Paul RCMP — located the truck driving northbound on Highway 36,” RCMP said. “A pursuit was initiated, and the vehicle came to a stop on a road in Saddle Lake.”

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RCMP say they were able to recover the ATM, a cash register and several other stolen items.

They allege the truck used in the incident was stolen from St. Paul on March 26.

Four people are facing charges, including 18-year-old Sheldon Bull and 19-year-old Timothy Favel, both of Saddle Lake, and two 15-year-olds who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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The town of Two Hills is located approximately 137 kilometres east of Edmonton.