Didsbury, Alberta – On Thursday, Jan. 16 Didsbury and Olds RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a motel in Cremona.
Two men wearing masks entered the motel with a long barrel firearm and demanded cash from the employee. They didn’t obtain any money and fled in a black Hyundai Elantra with a third man behind the wheel.
A short time later RCMP were notified that a small black car has slid off the road east of Cremona near Range Road 34. An area resident contacted police as the three occupants and vehicle appeared suspicious.
When police arrived, they confirmed that the vehicle was the same suspect vehicle used in the robbery. They determined that the three men were driven by another area resident to the McDonald’s in Olds, Alta.
Members of the Didsbury and Olds detachments, assisted by RCMP Red Deer Police Dog Section and RCMP Auto Theft South, immediately attended the McDonald’s and arrested the three suspects without incident.
Matthew Douglas Bauer, 35, Jared Corey Matheson, 34, and Harvey James Lee-Bernick, 27, have been charged with robbery with a firearm and appeared in Didsbury Provincial Court Monday morning (Jan. 20).
Didsbury RCMP are continuing their investigation and are asking the public’s assistance for any information related to this incident.
If you have information, please contact the Didsbury RCMP at 403-335-3381 or your local police service.