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West Kelowna man charged in Sicamous medical marijuana grow op robbery

April 09, 2020 - 12:37 PM

A 31-year-old West Kelowna man has been charged in relation to an armed robbery of a medicinal marijuana growing operation in Sicamous.

Jeremy Andrew Aiken was charged with committing Robbery with a Firearm, Flight from Police, and two counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, Sgt. Murray McNeil of the Sicamous RCMP said in a press release. Aiken is remanded in custody until his next scheduled court appearance on April 17.

On April 7, shortly before 4 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a licenced medical marijuana grow operation in the Sicamous area. A representative of the growing facility attended the location after receiving a notification of an alarm at the premises.

"Once on scene, the property representative encountered suspects armed with firearms. A shot was allegedly fired towards the property representative during an ensuing confrontation," McNeil said in a release.  "The victim was uninjured during the incident. The suspects fled from the scene in a motor vehicle which was later spotted abandoned in the Enderby area by North Okanagan Rural RCMP. A search of the area surrounding the suspect vehicle, was supported by the Southeast District Emergency Response Team and resulted in the arrest of a man."

Police believe the two suspects who were not apprehended fled the area in a small white hatchback shortly after departing the scene of the robbery. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878.

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