July 07, 2014 - 12:39 PM
KAMLOOPS - The four men suspected to be behind last week’s armed robbery where police found the trunk of their vehicle full of guns, all remain in custody.
Crown prosecutor Iain Currie confirmed outside of court that Anees Mohammed, born in 1991, Ellwood Bradbury, born in 1990, Gopal Figueredo, born in 1993, and Triston Wight, born in 1996 all face charges of robbery with a firearm and breaking and entering to steal a firearm.
All but Wight are charged with possessing a firearm contrary to a court order.
The alleged robbery took place at a residence near Cherry Creek. The four men fled from police near the New Gold mine and, after a short pursuit, were taken into custody.
While police searched for the suspects, the mine shut down for thirty minutes. Twenty-two police officers along with a police dog and helicopter crew uncovered the suspects along with the vehicle the four travelled in.
Mounties uncovered six firearms, including shotguns, rifles and semi-automatic weapons in the trunk of the car, which the suspects crashed in the ditch near the entrance of the mine.
Wight will appear in court this afternoon for a bail hearing. The remaining three suspects will appear in court at a later date.
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