Mar 18, 2013 / 2:30 pm
A 37-year-old man who was arrested following an armed robbery at a Penticton beer and wine store was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.
Just before 6 p.m., on Nov. 3, 2012, Steven Allen entered the Barley Mill Cold Beer and Wine Store on Skaha Lake Road and demanded cash from the till.
He was brandishing a serrated wooden handled knife and threatened to stab and hurt the cashier if she did not cooperate.
Allen took the cash from the till and a 12-pack from the cooler before departing in a white car.
A witness was able to get the license plate number of the vehicle, however, police determined the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day. It was later recovered.
Through a subsequent investigation the police were able to identify the suspect, and Allen was arrested walking in the 3000 block of Main Street.
Allen, who has had several prior run-ins with the law for theft and other matters, will receive credit for the 134 days he was in custody prior to the sentencing.
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