Rash of armed robberies in the region gets a closer look from RCMP
(ADAM PROSKIW / iNFOnews.ca)
January 19, 2016 - 2:30 PM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - They would have had to drive awfully fast to make this date but RCMP will be interviewing two men arrested after a Kelowna liquor store robbery about their possible involvement in robberies in Salmon Arm and Kamloops.
Kelowna RCMP arrested a man from Kamloops and another from Kelowna early Monday morning after two men robbed Jammers Liquor Store at gunpoint just after 9 p.m. Sunday, fleeing the scene in a white truck.
An hour and a half later, a lone male with a handgun robbed a Liquor Depot in Kamloops, taking off with cash and cigarettes, also in a white truck.
The day before, two men robbed a Mac’s store in Salmon Arm just before 7 p.m. One of the men produced a handgun, again stealing cash and cigarettes before running off to what police believe was a waiting vehicle.
RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dan Moskaluk emphasized there is no evidence yet of a possible connection in the three robberies and the investigation is routine whenever there is a rash of robberies with similarities in a particular area.
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