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Barrhead RCMP joins the search for wanted suspect after a break and enter

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June 20, 2020 at 10:20 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

Whitecourt RCMP have given another public update in regards to wanted suspect Bradley Duff, who was involved in the heavy police presence near Blue Ridge on June 9th, and a police presence near High Prairie on June 14th, after reports of a possible sighting.

Barrhead RCMP are now involved in the search for 35-year-old Duff, after officers responded to a complaint of a break and enter to a residence located in the area of Secondary Highway 658 near Fort Assiniboine at approximately 9 pm on June 18th.

The suspect was trying to ram the complainant’s vehicle in an attempt to flee the property. Barrhead RCMP attempted to locate the suspect vehicle and the suspect vehicle came to rest in a ditch in the area of the Athabasca river southwest of Fort Assiniboine, before both suspects fled into the forest. RCMP Air Services and the RCMP Police Service Dog was utilized and one of the suspects was taken into custody without incident. The second suspect remained at large.

Further investigation has resulted in the second suspect being identified as Bradley Gordon Duff 35, of no fixed address.

A 28-year-old female from Whitecourt remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Barrhead RCMP’s investigation into this matter continues.

The public are warned not to approach Duff as he is believed to be possibly armed and dangerous. Barrhead RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Duff’s whereabouts as he is a suspect in this break and enter investigation and has outstanding arrest warrants on unrelated matters.

If anyone has information about Bradley Duff’s whereabouts, please contact Barrhead RCMP at 780-674-4848, or call 911 or your local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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