Trio To Face Multiple Charges Following Convenience Store Robbery
Prince George, B.C. – Three suspects are in police custody following a robbery over the weekend.
RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says at around 9:20 p.m. Friday night Mounties received a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store near First Ave. and Tabor Blvd.
“Multiple police resources attended the scene, including two police dog service teams,” he says. “Indications were that the two masked suspects entered the business and brandished a handgun and bear spray before they fled with a small amount of cash to a nearby vehicle. No injuries were reported.”
Just before 10 that night, he says a suspect vehicle was located on Birchwood Drive in the Hart Highlands area where one of the three suspects in the vehicle fled on foot and was arrested a short time later.
He says the 27-year-old male was found in possession of a handgun. Police did not pursue the vehicle.
Just minutes later though he says the suspect vehicle was located on Highway 97 turning westbound onto Chief Lake Rd.
“A spike belt was deployed disabling the vehicle, a Dodge Caravan The two male occupants, ages 22 and 24, were taken into custody, one with the assistance of police service dog Dero.”
Douglass says all three have been held in custody and are expected to be facing several charges when they appear in court later today.
He says the trio is well known to police and live in Prince George. No names have been released.