Baumgartner part of crew making delivery to ATM
By Markham Hislop
Edmonton police are looking for Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21, after three G4S Canada employees were killed and a fourth was critically injured during an armed robbery on the University of Alberta campus early Friday morning.
Baumgartner, 21, is a G4S employee and is believed to be one of several armoured company employees that attended the HUB Mall just after midnight to make a delivery.
Baumgartner owns a dark blue Ford F-150 pick-up truck with an Alberta licence plate number, ZRE 724.
Investigators say Baumgartner’s status in relation to this investigation is unknown at this time. Members of the public are urged to use extreme caution if they happen to come in to contact with him, and to contact the EPS complaint line at 780-423-4567 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
“To the families of those involved, and to the co-workers of these employees from G4S, all of us here at the Edmonton Police Service, and all the citizens of Edmonton, share your feelings of shock and disbelief,” said EPS Police Chief Rod Knecht.
“Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Victim Services employees have been assigned to work with each one of the families involved, and senior executives from G4S will be arriving in Edmonton shortly to meet with their employees here.”
EPS member were called out to the university’s Hub Mall area after midnight, June 15, 2012, after receiving a call of shots fired.
Upon arrival, police found three deceased individuals and a fourth who was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. EPS investigators have since confirmed the shootings were the result of an armed robbery of an armoured vehicle making deliveries at the U of A’s Hub Mall building.
Homicide detectives are now presiding over the crime scene. The investigation is in its preliminary stages, and further details will be released when they become available.
Edmonton police will provide further updates this afternoon and in the evening if required.