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Police seek male suspect after assault in Wainwright

Wainwright RCMP are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who is suspected of being responsible for an assault.

Male suspect whom police say is responsible for assault. [Photo: Wainwright RCMP, supplied]
On February 12th around 4:36 p.m., a man walked into a liquor store located on 11th Avenue and 10th Street in Wainwright. Police say he took a bottle of liquor into his hand and then hit an elderly employee across the face with it. The woman reportedly suffered serious injuries.

Police describe the suspect as:

  • Light skin
  • 20-25 years old
  • Short brown hair
  • Approximately 160 pounds with a slim build
  • Wearing an Oilers jersey and jeans

Officers report that the male suspect then fled for the exit, but as he was leaving the store, he saw an elderly man standing nearby. He returned to the store and struck the elderly man with his fist.

Then there was an altercation with another man who tried to intervene as a good citizen.

Grey 2010-2020 Dodge Ram with aftermarket plates which police say is the suspect vehicle.[Photo: Wainwright RCMP, supplied]
The suspect fled in a grey 2010-2020 Dodge Ram with aftermarket plates. It was last seen heading southbound on 10th Street in Wainwright.

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Anyone with information on this assault, please contact the Wainwright RCMP at 780-842-4463. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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