Five suspects arrested in North Battleford after armed robbery and car chase
Two adults and three teens have been arrested in North Battleford after a pursuit on Highway 16.
Early in the morning of Saturday, December 19, Saskatoon RCMP received a call of an armed robbery with a gun at a rural home south of Clavet.
The suspects left the scene in a stolen SUV, and a short time later rolled it while heading east on Highway 16. The suspects then stole another vehicle from two passing motorists who had stopped to help. RCMP from Warman and the Saskatoon Police Service teamed up in the pursuit, and deployed a spike belt to stop the vehicle. The suspects were able to avoid the belt. The police chased the vehicle to North Battleford, where the thieves abandoned it and tried to flee on foot. Four of them were apprehended immediately, while the fifth was found using police dogs.
Two adult men, two teen boys aged 15 and 16 and one 16-year-old girl face 33 charges, including armed robbery, assault, and flight from police. Nobody aside from the suspect found using police dogs was hurt in the robbery and subsequent chase.
The police have not released the names of the suspects, but say they are from the North Battleford area and nearby First Nations communities.