The investigation continues into two improvised explosive devices (IED) found in a stolen car Tuesday afternoon on Whyte Avenue and 70 Street.

According to a police release, a search of a vehicle reported stolen at about 3:40 p.m. resulted in the discovery of one IED. The other was allegedly found on one of the two suspects in the vehicle.

“There was one IED in the parking lot, they had already removed it from the car,” said Sgt. Grant Jongejan, an explosive disposal technician. “We dealt with it on the concrete where it was.”

Jongejan would not give specific details on the explosive devices, stating that people can learn about them on the Internet but not from police, but he did say they were fairly small explosive devices.

The explosive disposal team successfully neutralized the device using a robot and specialized technicians.

An Edmonton Police Service technician secured the second IED manually.

Jongejan said the average call volume for suspicious packages is about 50 to 60 a year. Fifteen to 20 turn out to be IEDs.

Police say at this time, it is not known who made the IEDs or what they were to be used for.

Elrond Smith, 39, faces numerous charges, including possession of explosives, possession of prohibited firearms and possession of a restricted weapon.

Heath Sliter, 35, was arrested on outstanding warrants.