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Facebook Marketplace robbery in Fort Saskatchewan

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have received a report of a robbery that occurred on May 22, 2024 during a Facebook Marketplace sale. The victim was attempting to sell an iPhone and arranged to meet the “buyer.” When the victim approached the buyer, a second suspect sprayed the victim with “a mace type substance” and both suspects attempted to take the phone. The victim fled the area and retained possession of the iPhone.

The two suspects are described as:

  • Very dark complexion;
  • Between the ages of 13 and 15 years old;
  • One wearing a black hoody, black pants black puffer vest black shoes;
  • One wearing black hoodie and white shoes. 

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP ask the public to be cautious during online transactions.

“Fort Saskatchewan RCMP is equipped with a Safe Exchange Zone at the detachment” says Constable Janna Avery of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP, “This safe exchange zone aims to provide a secure environment for residents to conduct online transactions, child custody exchanges, and any other lawful transactions that require a safe meeting place. The Safe Exchange Zone provides a neutral, well-lit location for residents to conduct transactions without fear of potential criminal activity.”

If you have any information about this incident or those responsible please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www. or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.