Police are looking for a suspect after an armed robbery of two armored personnel carriers in a bank in northern Edmonton that took place around 2 am Thursday.
North East Staff Division. Paul Czerwonka said two guards were injured without injuries and head injuries during the robbery near Avenue 160 and 82 st. Alberta Medical Center spokesman Kerry Williamson said paramedics had moved two patients to hospitals, including one in a serious but stable male, and one mature woman in stable condition.
Czerwonka said police are still searching for at least one suspect, who took off with an unknown amount of money.
"There is only one we know about … but we do not know if there is more than one at this point," said Ravenca.
A guarded GardaWorld truck with its dangerous lights still blinks, lies on the southern side of the nearby Scotiabank at 8140 160 Ave NW on Thursday morning.
Kevin Blackberry, who lived just across the street from the bank, said he'd heard what he described as noise, like a garbage pump pulled from a garbage truck on the ground. At first he did not think about it until his wife, 20 minutes later, noticed police cars screaming at the bank.
It was then that they realized it was a blast at Scotiabank. He said he knew people working at the bank and that this was not the first time that the bank had been targeted by thieves.
"We usually get the noise behind the canyon because the garbage trucks always come and go and drop cans, we just pulled it up," said Blackberry. "When we heard the bang we thought was inside our house it was strong."
"And then when we woke up and watched with a bang we realized that it was right in our back yard, that's pretty scary, my first thought was what the world is coming in. When something like this happens in your back yard,
Police are asking drivers to prevent the area. Traffic is being redirected.
More to come.