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Enderby man charged in armed robbery at Salmon Arm liquor store

January 09, 2020 - 10:52 AM

A 29-year-old Enderby man is behind bars following the armed robbery of a Salmon Arm liquor store on New Year's Day.

According to the Salmon Arm RCMP, Anthony Robert Summers was arrested and is now in custody facing 10 separate charges related to the armed robbery.

Police received a report of an armed robbery carried out by a man wearing a balaclava and in possession of a long-barrelled gun just after 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 1. The man allegedly pointed the gun at a customer in the liquor store located on 11 Avenue N.E. before fleeing in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. Police say no one was hurt in the incident.

"A suspect has now been identified and criminally charged in this case, thanks in part to the observations made by independent witnesses at the scene," RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the release. "One of our own officers was inside the store at the time of the alleged robbery. The RCMP officer was off-duty at the time but managed to obtain valuable information about the suspect and suspect vehicle which assisted investigators in advancing the robbery investigation to an arrest being made that evening."

The 29-year-old Enderby man now remains in custody charged with commit robbery where a firearm is used, disguise face with intent to commit offence, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of the stolen property under $5,000 along with other charges. He is set to appear in court Feb. 4.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044.

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