Arrested after V-Day robbery

The man who allegedly robbed a Vernon Tim Hortons on Valentines Day has been arrested by Vernon RCMP. 

The alleged robbery occurred at the 3905 32 St. Tim Hortons on Feb. 14 just before 11 p.m.

The man, 32, from Lethbridge, was asked to leave the store at closing time but he then approached the till and allegedly demanded cash while threatening the store employee.

The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot.

"It was the observant nature and quick thinking of the loss prevention officer that lead police to the suspect," said Const. Kelly Brett. "Our officer’s work closely with loss prevention officers within the community and in this particular case the sharing of information and a photograph paid off as the loss prevention officer was able to make a clear identification."

On Feb. 22 the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a report from a loss prevention officer who saw a man matching the description of the robbery suspect entering a store.

Police arrived at the location and found the suspect exiting the store’s washroom.

Further investigation connected the man to a number of other crimes within the Vernon area.

He is now facing multiple charges including theft of motor vehicle, fraud, theft, possession property obtained by crime and break and enter.

The man remains in custody to face the pending charges.

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