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Police find and arrest man accused of robbing Kelowna restaurant

September 06, 2016 - 3:23 PM

KELOWNA - A Grand Forks man was arrested after allegedly holding up a Kelowna restaurant and running off with the cash drawer.

The 23-year-old was located near Sub City Donair on Baron Road in Kelowna following an armed robbery that happened there over the long weekend, Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

The robbery was reported to police shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.

“Police learned that the suspect had entered the store armed with a knife, demanded that the employee open the till and later ran out the rear of the restaurant with the cash drawer,” O’Donaghey says.

There were no customers inside the restaurant at the time, and when confronted by the suspect, the lone employee fled from the store.

Investigators seized several hundred dollars from the suspect and returned the money to Sub City Donair, O’Donaghey says.

The 23-year-old suspect, from Grand Forks, faces potential charges of armed robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief over $5,000.
His name has not been released by the RCMP.

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