On March16, 2020, at approximately 9 p.m., three suspects entered a restaurant in the area of 83 Street and 160 Avenue wearing masks and brandishing firearms. It was reported that the trio demanded money from the register and proceeded to steal the safe.
The group then fled the scene in a red truck, but were followed by a witness to a nearby location, where the suspects got out of the red truck and began to transition to a white truck. When the three suspects noticed the witness attempting to take photos of them, one of the suspects allegedly discharged a firearm at the witness. The witness was not injured, and the trio continued to flee in the white truck.
EPS officers working in the area of 64 Street and 131 Avenue then observed the white truck stopping and the occupants fleeing on foot. One suspect was intercepted, while Canine Unit tracked a second suspect to a residence, where another subject was seen leaving in a vehicle. The vehicle was followed by Air1 until a vehicle stop could be conducted, while the residence was contained by Tactical and all occupants were successfully taken into custody for questioning.
Police have charged three males in relation to the March 16 robbery. Jason Oltmanns, 38, Jason Munn, 47 and John Webber, 38, are facing 77 charges between them, including robbery with a firearm and disguise with intent. Oltmanns and Munn were arrested; warrants have been issued for Webber.
“This arrest was an example of outstanding teamwork across our service, including Northeast Division, Robbery, Canine, Tactical, Air1, Surveillance, and Forensic Ident Services,” says Staff Sergeant Colin Leathem, with Robbery Section.
EPS Robbery Section continues to monitor series and trends as usual, and is not currently seeing an increase in robberies of commercial properties during the COVID-19 pandemic.