Two men arrested in connection with Kamloops pizza delivery driver car-jacking

KAMLOOPS - Two people accused of stealing a Kamloops pizza delivery driver’s car earlier this month were arrested after allegedly stealing a second pizza delivery driver’s vehicle in Grand Forks, B.C.

Sgt. Darren Oelke with the Trail RCMP says in a media release two suspects approached the driver and robbed them of their cash and vehicle on Sept. 6.

But after the vehicle was stolen, police engaged the suspects in a chase.

The car struck a rock wall after speeding around a corner on Highway 3B heading toward Rossland and it was totalled, Oelke says. The two suspects were taken into custody and officers found a loaded gun in the car.

After the two men were arrested, police linked them to other files including a similar robbery in Kamloops.

Oelke says the suspects robbed a Papa John’s pizza driver of his vehicle and cash on Sept. 3 before travelling to Chilliwack. In the Lower Mainland, Oelke says the men robbed a convenience store before arriving in Grand Forks.

Andrew Shipley, 18, from Nova Scotia and Colton Emery Knowles, 19, from Alberta are both facing multiple charges including robbery, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, and wearing a disguise in the commission of an offence.

The pair have pending court dates at the Rossland courthouse.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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