A Sylvan Lake man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a downtown liquor store last week.
Peter Elvin Hofer, 44, was arrested last Thursday, three days after police say Plaza Liquor Store on 50A St. was robbed by a man wielding a large screwdriver.
The man fled the store on foot with liquor and an undisclosed amount of cash.
An RCMP composite sketch and a description of the suspect were released to the public following the incident. Police say a member of the public identified Hofer based on the details released.
Police investigation confirmed Hofer’s identity, and he was subsequently arrested and charged with robbery and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Hofer was released on bail, and appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court Nov. 7 at 8:30 a.m.