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RCMP arrest armed robbery suspect after 4th Kamloops convenience store holdup

Kamloops RCMP have arrested a 44-year-old Kamloops man in connection with four convenience store robberies. The suspect is pictured in this photo submitted by RCMP.
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April 15, 2019 - 11:13 AM

KAMLOOPS - A 44-year-old Kamloops man is in custody in connection to four armed robberies at four different convenience stores in Kamloops over the last 30 hours.

The latest robbery was at the Parkcrest Neighbourhood Store at around 9:50 a.m. today, April 15, according to an RCMP release. The man in custody matched the description of the suspect in the other three convenience store robberies.

"Officers quickly set up a containment area and, based on the description given of the suspect vehicle, located it in Batchelor Heights," RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodie Shelkie says in the release.

Witnesses at the Parkcrest store say the suspect was followed by police following the robbery.

RCMP say the suspect was arrested without incident and a knife was found in the vehicle. The suspect is known to police.

No word yet on what charges the 44-year-old suspect is facing.

Parkcrest Neighbourhood Store in Kamloops was robbed, Monday, April 15. Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the holdup, and three others over 30 hours in the city.
Parkcrest Neighbourhood Store in Kamloops was robbed, Monday, April 15. Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the holdup, and three others over 30 hours in the city.

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