Tip leads police to Kamloops gas station robbery suspect
This suspect robbed a gas station on the North Shore, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
August 22, 2016 - 2:05 PM
KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a local gas station robbery.
RCMP say they received a tip which led to the 48-year-old man’s arrest on Friday, Aug. 18, two days after the Safeway Gas Bar on the North Shore was robbed by a man with knife.
On Aug. 16, a man entered the gas station, threatened two employees with a knife and got away with cash and cigarettes.
A member of the public called police to say a man matching the suspect's description was seen on the North Shore and officer arrested the man without incident, according to a RCMP media release.
RCMP have not released the man's name, but say he known to police.
He’s scheduled to appear before a judge today in Kamloops court.
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