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Man allegedly points crossbow, demands gun

August 11, 2014 - 1:05 PM

KAMLOOPS – Police members have a 31-year-old man in custody after an alleged armed robbery at Powder Keg Shooters Supply store on Tranquille Road Monday morning.

A man entered the store, pointed a crossbow at an employee and demanded a firearm, according to an RCMP press release. He then fled the store before obtaining any weapons and departed in a vehicle.

RCMP officers temporarily cordoned off a portion of Tranquille Road as they searched for the suspect. The store closed down for the day.

As police continued looking for the suspect, a male turned himself in to the RCMP detachment on Battle Street claiming responsibility for the robbery.

Investigators uncovered the crossbow and the vehicle the man used.

Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP detachment at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infotelnews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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