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Edmonton police lay charges, seek 2nd suspect in series of violent pharmacy robberies

Edmonton police said Tuesday that they had arrested one man and are looking for a second suspect in relation to a series of pharmacy robberies in the city’s south.

Tyson Shaw, 24, was arrested on Feb. 5 in relation to robberies at four Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies and one cannabis store between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6.

The incidents were all “armed, violent robberies,” police said, and a “variety of weapons” were used including pepper spray and an imitation handgun.

Police said in a news release Tuesday that Shaw now faces a series of robbery and weapons-related charges.

Officials have also identified a second suspect in the robberies and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Korson Skelhorn, 26, is described as five-foot-nine, 170 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

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Anyone who has information on Skelhorn’s whereabouts should contact police. Tips can also be made anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

The robberies details are as follows:

  • Dec. 21, 2020 at 8:45 p.m. at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 6290 199 St.
  • Dec. 28, 2020 at 9:50 p.m. at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 5990 Mullen Way
  • Jan. 2, 2021 at 10:06 p.m. at Plant Life Cannabis at 10185 186 St.
  • Jan. 4, 20121 at 9:53 p.m. at Shoppers Drug Mart at 1024 Webber Greens Dr.
  • Jan. 6, 2021 at 10:35 p.m. at Shoppers Drug Mart 11120 Ellerslie Rd.




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