On May 16 at 10:45 p.m., two masked males entered the Nobleford Food Mart in Nobleford. One produced a knife and the other a hammer. Both demanded and received an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes from the store cashier. The suspects fled in a 1999 to 2002 Ford pickup, teal in colour. No licence plate was obtained. Direction of travel unknown.
The cashier and the store’s lone customer were not injured in the exchange.
Picture Butte RCMP with the assistance of Coaldale RCMP and Lethbridge Traffic Services made immediate efforts to locate the male suspects and to advise local citizens of the situation.
To date no arrests have been made. This is the second time in less than a year this store was victim of such a robbery. The previous armed robbery occurred in September 2016. The lone male suspect in that incident was arrested, convicted and received a five-year prison sentence.
The RCMP would like anyone with information on the person(s) responsible for these crimes to contact their nearest RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).