34-year-old arrested in connection to downtown robbery

10/2/2017

Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection to a downtown robbery.

On September 29th before 11:30 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of a male attempting to steal items from a business on 100 Avenue.

The man was seen walking into the store wearing a bandana covering his face. Police say he smashed a glass display with an axe and attempt to steal jewelry.

While trying to exit the store, the suspect sprayed three employees with bear spray and then fled the scene on foot. He dropped the items he had taken.

The canine unit was able to track the man to Muskoseepi Park where his was hiding and was quickly apprehended.

Terry James Hickey, 34, faces numerous charges including:

  • Three counts of assault with a weapon
  • Robbery
  • Two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Breach of Recognizance

The three store employees suffered minor but non-life threatening injuries.

The accused has been remanded into custody and is to appear in Provincial Court on October 16th