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Camping ... a thing of the past soon?
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:09:31 PM »
Can't even enjoy a weekend relaxing and enjoying nature.

Alberta RCMP are searching for three "armed and dangerous" suspects after a trio of masked men attempted to rob a group of unsuspecting campers at gunpoint.

The unsuccessful hold-up happened June 28 at the Brazeau Dam Provincial Park campground, about 60 kilometres southwest of Drayton Valley, RCMP said in a news release on Thursday.

That morning at about 8 a.m. some campers awoke to the sound of a truck backing into their campsite.

Three masked men

As the victims stepped out their trailer, a man pointed a rifle at them while another attempted to steal their flat-deck trailer, along with two quads, by attaching the hitch to a truck.

A third man remained in the driver seat of the suspect vehicle.

But when the suspects were unsuccessful in attaching the trailer to the truck, the would-be thieves got back into their vehicle and sped off.

Nothing was stolen and no one was hurt, police said.

white mid 2000s 4-door Ford F-350 with a long box, diesel engine, and tinted side windows.

Police believe the attempted robbery is connected to a break and enter in Nordegg, Alta. a few hours earlier.

The suspects are considered dangerous and should not be approached, RCMP said.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on the case to contact police or Crime Stoppers.



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Re: Camping ... a thing of the past soon?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 06:20:31 PM »
Very traumatic for the campers. If that was in the US, there would be three dead masked men, because most Americans have guns they pack with them all the time. I would say this camper will be packing a pistol if he goes camping again. I have no desire  to camp either, considering the way life is today. I do hope they get those thieves and get them off the street. They definitely are a danger to the public. :o :o :o :o :o