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.

More Local News

Diesel spill leads to large cleanup off Highway 28A

Crews are busy cleaning up after an oil spill.

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association aiming for $30 billion by 2030

The local economy is looking up, according to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA).

Police release name of man arrested north of Redwater

RCMP have more details surrounding a break and enter on Christmas Eve.

Convoy much smaller than expected

An area rally has hit the road.

$2-billion upgrading facility planned for the heartland

More jobs could soon be on the way.

EIPS gives advice for handling exam stress

During exam season, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to alleviate as much stress as possible for students.

Jessica Littlewood staying put as NDP nominee

Current Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood is sticking around.

Girl Guides work to improve relevance in their program

There were a few recent changes to the Girl Guides of Canada program.

Camping reservations already up 31 per cent for summer 2019

Elk Island National Park (EINP) is experiencing an uptick in summer camping reservations this year.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login