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Edmonton police look for gun and vest belonging to deadly heist suspect

Travis Baumgartner is taken out of a van by Canadian Border Services officers at the Aldergrove, B.C. border crossing, Saturday, June 16, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

EDMONTON - Edmonton police says they still have not found the gun and body armour they say belongs to the suspect in a deadly armoured car robbery.

Supt. Bob Hassel says there is a team of five Edmonton detectives and three crime scene technicians in British Columbia scouring the truck Travis Baumgartner was in when he was arrested at a border crossing near Abbotsford Saturday afternoon.

Baumgartner was a security guard with the company 4GS and was wanted in connection with the shooting of four of his colleagues during an armoured car heist early Friday at the University of Alberta.

He was captured by U.S. customs officers at a border crossing north of Lynden, Wash.

Border officials say he had more than $330,000 stuffed in a backpack.

Hassel says Baumgartner is currently being held at the RCMP detachment in Langley and is expected to be transferred back to Edmonton some time in the next week.

Three of the guards died in the shooting, while a fourth remains in hospital in critical condition.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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