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Four charged after ATM ripped out of Two Hills gas station

Two young offenders among those arrested

TWO HILLS - Two Hills and St. Paul RCMP joined forces to nab four people after an ATM machine was ripped out of the Two Hills Fas Gas in the early morning hours of March 28.

Two Hills RCMP initially responded to a robbery in progress at the gas station at 4 a.m. Four suspects used a truck to gain entry into the gas station and attached the ATM to a tow strap and pulled it out. Several items were also stolen from inside the station.  An adult male victim was assaulted during the incident and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.

Two Hills RCMP responded and with the assistance from St. Paul RCMP located the truck driving northbound on Highway 36. A pursuit was initiated and the vehicle came to a stop on a road in Saddle Lake. 

All four occupants were jointly charged with: robbery, break and enter to commit an offence, disguise with intent, flight from police, mischief over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

Sheldon Bull, 18, of Saddle Lake was wanted at the time of his arrest. He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul provincial Court on April 2. 

Timothy Favel, 19, of Saddle Lake and two 15-year-old male youths who cannot be named as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act, were released after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Vegreville Provincial Court on June 15.

Several items were seized in relation to this incident including a cash register and the ATM. The truck used in the offence was reported stolen from St. Paul on March 26.