On October 5, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. the Hanna RCMP responded to a complaint that a hitch hiker was threatened with a knife.
The female victim reported that she was hitchhiking along Highway 36, south of Hanna when a lone male stopped and picked her up offering her a ride to Wainwright. While they were driving in the vehicle, the suspect pulled out a knife and threatened the victim. The victim pushed the knife away and pulled out her cell phone at which point the suspect slammed on the brakes and released the victim from the vehicle.
Once the victim was out of the vehicle, the suspect sped north on highway 36 towards Highway 9. The victim flagged down a trucker who was in the area and then the RCMP were called.
The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as an aboriginal male, in his 30's, t-shirt, blue jeans, short crewcut hair style, black hair, medium build, over 5'8" tall.
The suspect vehicle is described as a black 4 door sedan with a leather interior. The suspect vehicle had some damage to the right front bumper.
If you have information about this investigation, please call the Hanna RCMP at 403-854-3393, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.