Arrests made for robbery and home invasion


News release

Slave Lake, Alberta – On September 6th, members of the Slave Lake RCMP Detachment were able to locate and arrest two women after receiving several complaints throughout the day ranging from driving infractions, to a home invasion and an armed robbery of a local liquor store.

Early on the evening of Tuesday, September 6, between 6 p.m. and 6:18 p.m., the Slave Lake RCMP Detachment received no less than four complaints all related to a black Dodge truck allegedly driving dangerously in and around Slave Lake.

Then at approximately 6:26 p.m., Slave Lake RCMP responded to a report of an armed home invasion of a residence in town by suspects carrying long guns. While responding to this call for assistance, police received yet another report at 6:46 p.m., wherein the Liqour Depot located in Slave Lake had been robbed by two armed women.

The vehicle in which the women fled the liquor store, matched the description of the truck in the driving complaints received earlier in the evening.

Police continued to receive complaints from the public about the black Dodge truck driving erratically when they located it at the Sawridge Truck Stop. The suspect vehicle failed to stop for police and headed northbound on Highway 88 driving at high rates of speed and turning into the industrial area of the town before driving down a dead-end road near the airport. Police were able to stop the vehicle and apprehend the two women who were the only occupants. Police wish to thank the public for their assistance in providing information as the investigation progressed.

Police have charged 27-year-old Janelle Layla Grey and 26-year-old Amanda Christine Harasym, both of Edmonton, with numerous charges including break and enter, robbery, pointing a firearm, using a disguise during the commission of an offence, multiple weapon offences, and flight from police. Police have recovered the long guns used during the offences. The investigation is ongoing.

The RCMP is looking for any witnesses that may have information with respect to these incidents to call the Slave Lake RCMP Detachment at 780-849-3045. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You do not need to reveal your identity and Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls.

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