November 21, 2012 - 10:18 AM
A 37-year-old man arrested for armed robbery last night in West Kelowna may also be responsible for a string of recent robberies in the Central Okanagan, said police.
The robberies occurred over the the last week-and-a-half prompting a detailed police investigation. RCMP were able to identify a suspect and began tracking him.
The West Kelowna detachment says information gleaned through the investigation enabled them to have officers at The Wine Store, 2130 Louie Dr. location when last night's robbery was in progress.
The man was arrested after a short foot chase and one officer sustained non-life threatening injuries during the chase, but was not assaulted by the suspect.
The investigation continues and police say the suspect may be responsible for a number of other robberies in the area.
The 37-year-old man is in police custody and is expected to appear in court later today. He could face charges of Robbery with Offensive Weapon and Disguising Face with Intent to Commit Offence. More charges may be recommended pending further investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.ca or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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