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Vernon police make arrest in string of armed robberies

Suspect at the Husky Gas Station Jan. 11, 2018.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
January 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM

VERNON - Police believe they got the man responsible for a string of armed robberies in the area after his latest robbery attempt was 'unsuccessful.'

At roughly 3:20 p.m. yesterday, Jan. 12, police were called to a panic alarm at a local convenience store on 32 Ave and Alexis Park Drive, says Vernon RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Kelly Brett in a release.  

She says the man was being held in a vehicle by the store owner.

"It is alleged the suspect male attempted to rob the local convenience store, however was unsuccessful," Brett says. 

The 32-year-old man was arrested without incident and remains under investigation. 

Just yesterday, police asked for help in locating a suspect or suspects in as many as five robberies in the area. 

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