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UPDATE: Kamloops RCMP arrest suspect in string of recent robberies

11 a.m.

Kamloops RCMP are reporting that they've captured the man suspected in a string of robberies over the last 30 hours.

The 44-year-old suspect was caught after a robbery this morning at 9:50 a.m. at the Parkcrest Neighbourhood Store.

When the robbery was reported police realized the description was similar to the one in the previously reported cases and quickly set up a containment area, according to a news release.

The vehicle associated with the suspect was spotted in Batchelor Heights where the suspect was arrested without incident. A knife was seized from the vehicle.

The suspect was known to police and the case is now in the hands of the B.C. Prosecution Service, according to the release. 

9:45 a.m.

Kamloops RCMP believe one man is responsible for three robberies in the last 24 hours.

The suspect, a man in his late 40s or early 50s, is the suspect in the three robberies, each time using a large knife to threaten people, according to a news release.

Mounties believe he's driving a silver or grey four-door sedan.

The man is described as:

  • 45-55 years old
  • White
  • Larger build and stature
  • Grey goatee
  • Wearing a grey Vancouver Canucks hoodie

"The suspect is to be considered armed and dangerous to the public," says Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk in the release.

RCMP don't share where or when the robberies occurred in the statement, only that they happened within 24 hours of this morning (April 15).

Mounties are asking for the public's assistance in the case.

Tips can be called in to the RCMP's Kamloops detachment at  250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

“The Kamloops RCMP are actively seeking out this suspect with all available resources," Buliziuk says in the release. "Should you encounter him in your business, do not attempt to apprehend him but rather dial 911 as quickly as possible to aid in the expedited response of police resources."


Brendan Kergin

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Brendan Kergin is a digital reporter based in Kamloops.
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