Rural bank robbers break through wall with picker truck

Rural bank robbers break through wall with picker truck

RCMP are investigating a March 8, 2019 robbery at the Alberta Treasury Branch in Winfield, Alta., during which the suspects broke through the bank’s wall with a picker truck and made away with a safe.

Police are searching for two men who carried off a rural Alberta bank heist by breaking through a wall with a picker truck, using it to extract a safe.

The suspects broke into the Alberta Treasury Branch in Winfield at about 3:30 a.m. on March 8, according to a news release from Alberta RCMP.

Police allege two suspects broke through the bank’s wall with a stolen picker truck. Then they used the truck to pull a safe containing Canadian currency out of the wall, causing extensive damage.

Security images provided by the RCMP show two suspects with their faces covered. One man appears to be wearing a headlamp on top of his balaclava. The images show the men securing the safe to the picker hook with straps and chains.

The suspects got away with the safe, using a black Dodge pick-up truck and a dark-coloured GMC as getaway vehicles.

Police say the robbery is still under investigation.

Winfield is about 125 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.

RCMP are investigating a March 8, 2019 robbery at the Alberta Treasury Branch in Winfield, Alta., during which the suspects broke through the bank’s wall with a picker truck and made away with a safe.

RCMP are investigating a March 8, 2019 robbery at the Alberta Treasury Branch in Winfield, Alta., during which the suspects broke through the bank’s wall with a picker truck and made away with a safe