Penticton RCMP looking for robbery suspects - also nab speeder

RCMP

On January 30th, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., front-line officers responded to a report of a robbery having taken place at a business in the 300 block of Main Street, in Penticton, BC.  Officers arrived to find an employee of the business having been sprayed with bear spray, after two masked suspects entered the store. They stole money from the register and other property before fleeing the business on foot. 

The first suspect is described as male, wearing a green hooded jacket with fur around the hood.  The second suspect is described as possibly female, wearing all black.  Anyone who has information about the robbery is asked to call the Penticton RCMP, 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

And on January 30th, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., South Okanagan Traffic Services officer stopped a driver near Sage Mesa Drive, on Highway 97, north of Penticton, BC. The vehicle was recorded driving 223 kilometers per hour in the 100 kilometer zone. The driver was fined for excessive speeding, and as a result, his vehicle was impounded.

"It’s unfortunate that so soon after we saw a tragic motor vehicle fatality on this stretch of highway, we have drivers who are willing to risk their own, and other motorists lives", explains Cst. James Grandy.