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Man in custody for Kamloops robberies, assault


A man from Ontario is in custody after prompting three separate police responses in Kamloops.

Kamloops RCMP was first called to a store on the 300 block of St. Paul Street where a man stole a liquor bottle, then struck an employee that tried to stop him, according to a news release.

That call was just after 12 p.m., Feb. 27, before Mounties were called to another store on the 900 block of Columbia Street West less than an hour later.

The same suspect was screaming at people and throwing things in a parking lot.

It wasn't until he robbed a second store, around 2:05 p.m., police caught up to him. The business was on the 1800 block of Highway 5A.

“The suspect in all three incidents appeared to be the same person,” Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in the news release.

Police didn't say what the suspect, a man in his 30s, is alleged to have stolen at the Highway 5A store.

“The suspect was located soon after at Summit Drive and Robson Street and taken into custody without further incident," Evelyn said.

He's awaiting a bail hearing later today, Feb. 28.

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