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Two suspects involved in violent Salmon Arm break-in arrested in Princeton

July 03, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Two suspects thought to have tied up and robbed a Salmon Arm couple during a violent home invasion have been arrested in Princeton.

On June 29, Salmon Arm RCMP released details of a violent robbery that took place in the city early that morning. A couple had been threatened at knifepoint, tied up, and had cash, bank cards, electronics and their red Ford Taurus stolen after two men forced themselves into their property.

Several days later, on July 2, Princeton RCMP responded to a suspicious person report from a local resident who said they'd had a strange encounter with a man they believed was casing the area. The resident followed the suspicious male, who then met up with a second man. When the RCMP arrived on the scene the two men were surrounded by a group of local residents.

The two men were arrested and further investigation has identified them as suspects in the violent Salmon Arm robbery a few days earlier.

"Front line officers performed checks of nearby homes along Blackmine Road and located a residence that showed signs of forced entry and believed it to be the scene of a break and enter," RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the media release.  

A 46-year-old Nanaimo man and 44-year-old Kelowna man are now in custody and facing a number of potential criminal charges.

Anyone with any information is asking to call the Princeton RCMP at 250-295-6911 and Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044.


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