Corn Stand Robber Turns Himself In
Vernon RCMP say the robbery suspect of the Sparks Corn stand turns himself in to police after his vehicle is identified through social media.
About 4pm Tuesday, the RCMP responded to a robbery that had just happened at a Sparks Corn stand on Kal Lake Road, near 11th Avenue in Vernon. Officers say a man allegedly approached the youth working at the stand, brandishing a knife and demanded money. The employee complied with the demands, handing over an un-disclosed amount of cash. The guy then then fled in an older style small blue Ford pick-up truck prior to police arrival.
24 hours later police say the alleged corn stand robber attended the Vernon RCMP detachment where he willingly turned himself in to police.
“This is a great example of the important partnership between the community and police” says Cst. Kelly Brett. “Without the number of times this incident and vehicle photo was shared over social media, there is a good possibility this suspect would never have surfaced. The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP would like to thank the media, public and the youth employee for their efforts during this investigation”.
A 37 year old Vernon man is facing possible robbery charges and remains in custody.