Charge in Violent Robbery

Vernon RCMP say charges have been laid in a violent crime.

In August 2015, a woman sleeping in her vehicle parked in a lot near 30th Street and 29th Avenue in downtown Vernon,  woke up to the smashing of her vehicle window and a suspect attempting to steal her purse and phone.

Police say she tried to keep hold of her possessions and was dragged through the broken window and assaulted before the suspect took off on a bike with her things.

31 year old Shane Gaudry has now been charged with Robbery. His next court appearance is March 6th.