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RCMP make arrest in armed carjacking near Valleyview, Alta.

An undated file photo of an RCMP detachment. An undated file photo of an RCMP detachment.
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RCMP have arrested a man officers believe is involved in an armed carjacking in northern Alberta earlier this week.

Around 1 p.m. on Mar. 28, Mounties say a male victim stopped on the Arc Resources Road near Valleyview to help some people who appeared to be stuck in the snow. Then, two suspects approached him and stole his vehicle at gunpoint.

A search was carried out in the area by RCMP officers, Air Services, Police Dog Services and the Western Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit. A short time later, the vehicle was found abandoned in Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation.

On Thursday, one suspect in the case was arrested.

Any information on the can be reported to Valleyview RCMP at 780-524-3343. Anonymous tips can be given to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

The Town of Valleyview is located approximately 350 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.  

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