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Arrest made in Vernon corner store armed robbery

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January 09, 2015 - 9:06 AM

VERNON - Police arrested a man who allegedly pepper sprayed a corner store employee and made off with cigarettes and cash.

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said officers identified the suspect as a 19-year-old Vernon man and arrested him the afternoon of Jan. 8.

The man is expected to appear in court Jan. 9 to answer to charges of armed robbery, failure to comply with probation and possibly obstruction of justice.

The robbery happened the evening of Jan. 5 at Mac’s Convenience store on 27 Street. The clerk was pepper sprayed and had to be taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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