"Armed and dangerous." That's how Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21, was described during the latest news conference at police headquarters Saturday afternoon.
Inspector Bob Hassel once again called for anyone who may have spoke to Baumgartner after the event to come forward, hoping that a friend or family member may have had contact.
Hassel also warned rural residents to be on the look-out, as they suspect he may hide out in an abandoned building or roadway.
"If you have an abandoned building, if you have a roadway that perhaps isn't used much and you see something suspicious, maybe some tire tracks, maybe something out of the ordinary, maybe a door open in one of your buildings ect. please don't approach it. Call police and let us know," Hassel emphasized during the news conference.
Hassel says some of Baumgartner's equipment from G4S is missing.
"We cannot account for his sidearm or his firearm from work nor can we account for his body armour," explains Hassel. "Given that information I cannot emphasize enough and I know I keep saying, and I will continue saying it, we consider him armed and extremely dangerous."
He also confirmed that money was taken during the incident, but Hassel would only say that it was a "significant amount."
Hassel says police are still searching for Baumgartner's vehicle, a dark-blue 2011 Ford F-150 pick-up truck with Alberta plates CAA-636. Hassel adds that Baumgartner may have already switched plates.
Three armoured car guards died during the violent robbery and one was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Baumgartner was the fifth guard on shift with the crew. (twd, ks)
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