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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Kamloops pizza shop robbery

A knife-wielding robber takes cash from a Panago pizza operation in Kamloops.
Image Credit: Harpreet Singh
March 17, 2021 - 5:04 PM

A Kamloops pizza shop owner says RCMP have arrested a suspect in the robbery of his operation last night.

Harpreet Singh says the crime by a knife-wielding suspect took place moments before 10 p.m. yesterday, March 16, at his Panago operation on Summit Drive.

Police issued a release late this afternoon saying a 30-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the robbery.

The suspect was arrested, "a distance away from the location without incident," RCMP said in the release. 

Police say the suspect is known to them, and they are proposing a charge of robbery. 

"The guy came (into the shop) like normal, and then he took out a knife from his pocket and scared my employee and took all the money in the front cash," Singh told iNFOnews.

About $200 was stolen, and Singh says his employee, while shaken by the incident, will be back to work tonight.

Singh has owned the operation for about a year and a half and he says this is the first robbery during that time.

The suspect was released from custody and has a court date on June 7.

RCMP say the investigation into the robbery is ongoing and if anyone with information about it is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference RCMP file 2021-8097.

— This story was updated at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 to include information from RCMP.


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