Two charged in connection to break and enter
Edmonton police collaborated with Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police to arrest four people involved in an alleged extortion scheme.
Police said two men have been arrested and charged in connection to an armed break and enter earlier in the week.
Officers were called to a home in the area of 136 Street and 133 Avenue on Monday, April 11 at about 11 a.m., where a break and enter was reported.
When police arrived, a male resident told them he allegedly woke to two unknown men inside his house, he confronted them and a struggle ensued – the two suspects ultimately fled with the man’s cellphone.
Just over an hour later, police tracked down the two suspects at Westmount Mall, where both were arrested.
Now, Wayne McGilvery, 38, has been charged with break and enter to commit robbery, possession of break-in instruments, possession of stolen property, possession for the purpose of trafficking. Police said McGilvery was also wanted on a Canada-wide warrant at the time, stemming from another armed break and enter.
In addition, Tyrelle Rowan, 18, has been charged with break and enter to commit robbery, possession of break-in instruments, possession of a prohibited weapon (a metal pipe), possession of stolen property and possession for the purpose of trafficking.