Feature Story                                                                                                       Friday, February 10, 2012


An Alarming Situation

Mounties take no chances clearing the Odd Fellows Hall after nearby robbery

Staff/Voice photos


here were some tense moments for Mounties on Friday morning after a grocery store holdup. Approximately an hour after the robbery, an open door at the Odd Fellows Hall at Fletcher and Reece, in the same block as the store, triggered an alarm, bringing police right back to the scene again.


Police secured the parameters of the building and hailed inside several times identifying themselves, asking whoever was inside to come out. The dog was brought in before moving inside with weapons drawn.


A short time later they emerged empty-handed.


Officers may have thought the same person who robbed the store, was possibly hiding in the building, so it was meticulously searched.


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