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Five arrested in Fort Saskatchewan armed robbery
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Published Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:20PM MST
Last Updated Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:34PM MST
Five people are in custody after an armed robbery in Fort Saskatchewan Thursday afternoon.
RCMP responded to the Telus store on 94 Street at approximately 2:45 p.m.
Police said two men entered the store and attempted to steal cell phones. An employee confronted the thieves and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The two men fled the scene, and the employee was taken to hospital, RCMP said. No one else was injured.
A person saw the two thieves run into a vehicle and gave the licence plate to police. The Fort Saskatchewan Police Dog Services (PDS) were in the area and found the vehicle.
On Saturday Mounties laid charges against three of the five people arrested in relation to the robbery, including two teens.
Police say a 14-year-old male youth has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, and assault causing bodily harm.
A 16-year-old male youth is charged with seven counts of failing to comply with his recognizance, while 19-year-old Jal Koak Babithuou has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, assault and theft under $5,000.
The two teens are scheduled to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court next Tuesday while Babithuou is expected to appear on November 22.