Vernon and North Okanagan
Suspect arrested in Vernon robbery
Oct 31, 2013 / 11:38 am
Vernon RCMP have a man in custody after the Rexall Drug Store in the Fruit Union Plaza was robbed.
Police got the call about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday from the pharmacist on duty.
The suspect apparently made threats to the staff and left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.
About two hours later, Vernon by-law officers patrolling the area of the Linear Park found a man matching the description of the suspect.
By-law officers alerted police who took the man into custody a short time later in the area of 39 Street and 24 Avenue.
The suspect had outstanding warrants in BC and Alberta.
He is expected to appear in a Vernon courtroom Thursday on charges of Robbery, Obstruction and Possession of Stolen Property.
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