On July 1,  the Cold Lake RCMP were called to a break and enter in progress at a residence in Cold Lake.

When police arrived, they discovered the suspect by the homeowner who did not know the suspect.

An investigation revealed that the suspect threatened the owner with an imitation firearm.

Leonard McGillis, 59, a resident of Red Deer, has been charged with:

  • Robbery with an offensive weapon
  • Breaking and entering a residence
  • Mischief under $5,000 dollars
  • Theft under $5,000 dollars
  • Uttering threats
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Weapons possession contrary to order (x2)

McGillis was wanted on an outstanding Canada wide warrant for a parole violation.

He was brought before a justice of the peace, and was remanded into custody. He will appear in the Alberta Court of Justice in Cold Lake on July 10.