Man robs Kelowna sandwich shop armed with knife

Kelowna's downtown Subway restaurant was robbed over the weekend. Police have a suspect in custody.
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KELOWNA – Police arrested a man only moments after he allegedly robbed a Kelowna restaurant.

Shortly before noon on Saturday, July 2, RCMP were called to a Subway on the 500 block of Harvey Avenue. They determined that a man had entered, produced a knife and demanded money. He then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

“Moments later officers attended the scene (and) located a man matching the suspect’s physical description near the intersection of Harvey Avenue and Richter Street,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release. “The man was arrested without incident and the money, believed to be taken from the Subway, was found on his person.”

A 39-year-old Kelowna man was held in police custody over the weekend and he faces potential charges of robbery and obstruction of a police officer as a result of providing false names to police.


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