UPDATE - Photos provided: Bashaw RCMP investigate armed robbery at Alix gas station

UPDATE – Photos provided: Bashaw RCMP investigate armed robbery at Alix gas station

The suspect drove their vehicle into the business and overpowered the employee

UPDATE: Bashaw RCMP have provided photos of the suspect involved in the armed robbery.

Bashaw RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at the Alix gas station.

The incident occurred Nov. 26 just before 11 p.m., say police, where a suspect drove their vehicle into the convenience store to gain entry.

A struggle between an employee and the suspect — described as a Caucasian man in his late 20s to early 30s — ensued. Police say the suspect was able to overpower the male employee where he subsequently made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

The employee was treated on scene by EMS and declined further medical treatment, say police.

Bashaw RCMP then disseminated this information to surrounding RCMP detachments in an effort to locate the suspect vehicle.

Stettler RCMP located and attempted to stop the associated vehicle, say police, but the male driver fled on foot on 56 Street, north of 50 Avenue in Stettler.

The suspect vehicle, a stolen white Dodge Ram has been seized by the RCMP. The Forensic Identification Unit is assisting with this investigation.

The suspect is also said to be wearing a dark coloured hat, dark coloured hooded sweatshirt with a Fox symbol, checkered pyjama pants and black and white running shoes.

If you have information about this investigation or saw a suspicious male in the Stettler area, please call the Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

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