Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have charged a man in connection with the armed robbery of a Lamont ATB bank earlier this month.
Using tips from the public and evidence gathered by the Forensic Identification Section, RCMP were able to track down the suspect at a residence in Lamont County on June 15.
After executing a search warrant at the residence, police arrested 57-year-old Earl Babcock of Chipman without incident.
The RCMP Emergency Response Team and members from Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County RCMP were all on scene during the Friday morning search, where they also seized about 120 marijuana plants.
Babcock has been charged with robbery using a firearm, disguise with intent, and use of a firearm during the commission of an offence.
Babcock, who remains in custody, is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Fort Saskatchewan on July 5.
“We appreciate the great work conducted by all the members and specialized units,” said Staff Sergeant Mike McCauley of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP.
“The collaboration of our various units including the Forensic Identification Section and the Emergency Response Team ensured that we not only solve this investigation, but effected a safe and timely arrest.”
The robbery occurred June 8 when a suspect entered a Lamont ATB and displayed a firearm before fleeing the scene with an unknown amount of money.

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