Robbery witnesses restrain suspect in Drumheller

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Drumheller RCMP have charged two males following robbery at a restaurant in Drumheller.

On Oct. 18, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., Drumheller RCMP responded to a 911 call of a robbery in progress at a restaurant in Drumheller.

Preliminary investigation revealed two unknown males entered the restaurant wearing masks, allegedly threatened staff and demanded money. Both males fled the scene without any money.

An employee and witnesses followed the suspects and a confrontation occurred between one of the suspects and two witnesses where the suspect allegedly struck one of the witnesses with a baton. The witnesses restrained the suspect until police arrived and arrested the male. Two witnesses suffered minor injuries as a result. No one else was physically injured as a result of this incident.

Aaron Matthew Pegg (46) of Calgary was charged with the following:

  • Robbery
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Wearing a disguise while committing an offence
  • Fail to comply with release order

Following a judicial hearing, Aaron Pegg was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on Oct. 22, 2021.

As a result of further investigation, Drumheller RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence on Oct. 19, 2021, and arrested one male.

Kyle Alvin Ohlhauser (32) of Drumheller was charged with the following:

  • Robbery
  • Wearing a disguise while committing an offence

Following a judicial hearing, Ohlhauser was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on Nov. 19, 2021.

“It’s easy to understand the level of concern that is present when one’s property is violated,” said Staff Sergeant Edmond Bourque, Drumheller RCMP Detachment Commander. “However, we urge members of the public not to take matters into their own hands. We have seen the person who takes the matter into their own hands be quite seriously injured. What we need are for individuals to report a crime in progress to 911 so that the police can attend to assist.”

 

 

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