Bear spray bandit sought

A teenager who tried to rob a gas station with a can of bear spray is sought by police. He entered the Fas Gas outlet on Burns Road at 3 p.m. on Saturday and tried to stick up an employee, said an RCMP news release.

A teenager who tried to rob a gas station with a can of bear spray is sought by police.

He entered the Fas Gas outlet on Burns Road at 3 p.m. on Saturday and tried to stick up an employee, said an RCMP news release.

“This is a robbery,” the suspect allegedly told the attendant. A fight ensued and the attendant got control of the bear spray.

The suspect left on a grey mountain bike and headed for the clay cliffs and the airport, said the release.

The suspect is Caucasian, about 17 years old, 170 centimetres tall, and was wearing a white and camo hoodie-style jacket, said police.

Anyone with tips can call 1-800-222-8477.

Man caught in drug deal outside Tags

Police bagged 100 ecstasy pills and 10 grams of cocaine after catching a man in the middle of a drug deal early Saturday morning.

A man ran from police and into a vehicle after he spotted a cruiser just outside of Tags gas station at 3 a.m.

RCMP stopped the vehicle and detained three suspects. The drugs were later found in the vehicle.

A 23-year-old man was released without charges following the arrests, while a 32-year-old was released on a promise to appear and face trafficking and possession charges. A 25-year-old woman is facing possession charges.

Slick as thieves

Three people who broke into the China Garden Restaurant on Saturday fell into some cooking grease, say police.

RCMP responded to a security alarm at the restaurant just after 1 a.m. and found no one inside.

But police did notice the thieves had run into “large amounts of cooking grease” while robbing the place, said a news release.

After police patrolled the area, three people were arrested.

“Two of the suspects were literally coated in grease when they were arrested,” said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Don Rogers in the release. “Fortunately they were not able to give the police the slip and were arrested without incident.”

A 28-year-old male, a 32-year-old male and a 20-year-old female are facing charges of break and enter as well as theft. The 28-year-old male is also facing two charges of breaching a probation order and two charges of failing to comply with an undertaking.

The suspects had left the premises with stolen alcohol, said the release.

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