LEDUC (660 NEWS) – Three people have been arrested following two Black Friday robberies and a police pursuit.
Leduc RCMP were called shortly after 7:30 p.m., to the Premium Outlet Collection Mall, near Edmonton International Airport, after a woman was assaulted and had her purse stolen.
An hour later police were called to another robbery, this one at a liquor store in Millet.
Two suspects went into the store with a gun and demanded cash.
A grey Ford F-150 was reported as the suspect vehicle in both of these robberies.
After finding the truck, a chase and spike belt used on Highway 2 resulted in the truck crossing the median and colliding with a semi-tractor trailer.
Three people then fled on foot with two being quickly apprehended by police, however, the third suspect then fled in the vacated semi-truck.
That pursuit went on erratically as the driver jumped in and out of oncoming lanes before the breaks locked and the semi came to a stop.
Police took the suspect in without further incident.
No one was injured during the pursuit or the collision.
The quick actions and co-ordinated efforts by Maskwacis, Wetaskiwin and Leduc RCMP and the Central Alberta District RCMP Crime Reduction Unit were able to keep a low risk to the public.
A multitude of criminal charges will be laid against two men and one woman.