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Suspects in custody after failed robbery

Three people have been taken into custody after a failed liqour store robbery on Friday evening.

According to Corporal Mike Dunsmore of the Lloydminster RCMP, a call was received of a robbery in the 5200 block of 44 Street around 8:10 p.m. on Friday in the Border City. The complainant was able to describe the suspect and the getaway vehicle used to police, who then happened upon the vehicle after it was T-boned in the intersection of 44 Street and 48 Avenue.

Dunsmore said police were not pursuing the vehicle at the time of the crash, and it appeared that the accident had taken place after the car failed to yield at a stop sign while traveling northbound on 48 Avenue.

After the accident, three people attempted to flee the car, after they were cut off by a police vehicle. They were then taken into police custody in three separate ways, with a female taken down by the police dog, a male tackled by a nearby citizen, and the final suspect arrested by uniformed officers.

As for the motivations of Dalton Neil, the local resident who assisted in the arrest, he simply wanted to do a good deed.

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“I really wanted to help out, he (a responding police officer) tripped so I figured I’d take off and help him.”

Neil tackled and held the man until more officers arrived.

While Dunsmore could not comment on injuries possibly suffered by the male and third suspect, he said the female had suffered soft-tissue injuries to her lower body. She was removed via ambulance, but appeared to be conscious and speaking with first responders.

No weapons were reported as being used in the incident. A formal press release about the incident is expected in the next few days.

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