Charges have been laid after an armed robbery in Morinville.

On Saturday (Jan.22) at 7:20 a.m., RCMP were called to a business on 100 Street. Witnesses say a man and woman walked into the business and the man pointed what is believed to be a gun at an employee. The pair stole an undisclosed amount of cash and goods and then fled on foot.

Officers from multiple police jurisdictions were called to quickly contain the area.

While they were investigating, Mounties determined that the suspects were in a room at a hotel in Morinville. Police entered the hotel room and took a man and two women into custody.

During a search of the room, officers recovered several pieces of evidence from the robbery including the weapon used, clothing worn by the suspects and the stolen property.

Kendall Paul, 28, of Alexander First Nation has been charged with robbery with a firearm, wearing a disguise with the intent to commit an offence, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and unauthorized possession of a weapon.

Ramona LaFleche, 50, of Morinville was charged with robbery with a firearm and possession of stolen property.

Paul and LaFleche are scheduled to appear in Morinville Provincial Court on Feb.10 at 9:30 a.m.

Police did not release any information about the second woman that was in the hotel room.