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Two St. Albertans assaulted while completing online selling transactions

St. Albert RCMP have received two separate complaints over one week where individuals who were selling electronics online were sprayed with bear spray while completing the exchange.  Both transactions were made in the Erin Ridge area, during daylight hours.

In both occurrences, the suspect was similarly described as:

  • Younger male
  • Dark skin
  • Black curly hair
  • Larger build
  • Wearing hoodie, track pants and/or shorts
  • Athletic shoes
  • French accent

The City of St. Albert started a Safe Internet Exchange Zone at Servus Place in May 2021.  The zone was created for residents to utilize when meeting to buy and sell items online, and is monitored with video surveillance.

St. Albert RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity.  Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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