Tim Horton’s Robbery Suspect Arrested
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have arrested and identified the man allegedly responsible for a robbery that occurred at the Tim Horton’s on Valentine's Day.
Just before 11:00pm the Vernon RCMP responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Tim Hortons located at 3905 32 nd Street, Vernon. Police say when staff asked the man to leave the store at close, he approached the til and allegedly demanded cash while threatening violence. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot.
On February 22nd, 2018 the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a report from a loss prevention officer who advised a man matching the description of the robbery suspect had just entered their store. RCMP offices immediately attended to the location and found the suspect exiting the store’s washroom. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident.
“It was the observant nature and quick thinking of the loss prevention officer that lead police to the suspect” Says Cst. 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”.
A 32 year old Lethbridge, Alberta man was arrested in relation to the robbery, however police say he has been connected to numerous other crimes within the Vernon area. He is facing numerous charges including; theft of motor vehicle, fraud, theft, possession property obtained by crime and break and enter.
The man remains in custody.