RCMP investigating armed robbery in university area – CFJC Today Kamloops

In a release, Staff Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk says around 1:00am this morning 3 men allegedly approached a lone individual in the University Drive and College Drive area, and demanded he hand over some of his personal effects.

“Situations such as this remind us of the rare; however, real possibility of being the victim of this type of crime. In this case, the Victim handed his property over as directed and was not harmed. The property we own is most often replaceable. Our wellbeing and personal safety should remain the priority.” states Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk in the release.

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops police are investigating an alleged armed robbery that took place in the wee hours of the morning. A lone person was approached by three men and ordered to hand over his personal effects, a RCMP media release says. One of the suspects drew a small black pistol and the victim handed over the property. Police say this happened at about 1 a.m. this morning, April 14, in the area of University Drive and College Drive.  The victim withdrew himself to a place where he could call 9-11 and not be physically harmed.

Due to a firearm being involved, Buliziuk says there is a heavier than normal RCMP presence in the Thompson Rivers University area, and many officers may have tactical vests and patrol rifles on them.

“Situations such as this remind us of the rare; however, real possibility of being the victim of this type of crime," says Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk in the release. "The property we own is most often replaceable. Our wellbeing and personal safety should remain the priority.”

The 3 male suspects are described as mid 20s, Caucasian, wearing black clothing, last seen on foot heading north along the Summit Connector. 

Around 1 a.m. this morning, April 14, a man was walking in the area of University Drive and College Drive at the Thompson Rivers University campus. He was approached by three men who told him to give them his things, according to a police press release.

Anyone with any information about the suspects is asked to contact the Kamloops Detachment at 250-828-3000, or Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.

The three men being sought by police are all described as Caucasian men in their mid-20s wearing black clothing.

Kamloops Mounties are investigating the alleged armed robbery of a person on the campus of Thompson Rivers University, the second reported mugging on campus in the past month.

Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk said police were called after a man said he was robbed at gunpoint by three men while walking in the area of University Drive and College Drive at about 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Buliziuk said the victim told police the three assailants demanded that he hand over personal items and said one of the trio was carrying a small black pistil.

The three suspects are all white and in their mid-20s. They were wearing black clothing and last seen on foot in a northerly direction along the Summit Connector.

Situations such as this remind us of the rare, however, real possibility of being the victim of this type of crime, Buliziuk said. In this case, the victim handed his property over as directed and was not harmed. The property we own is most often replaceable. Our well-being and personal safety should remain the priority.

On that day, police were called at 2:40 p.m. after a man walking near Wolfpack Road and College Drive said he was robbed by a knife-wielding suspect. The victim, who was not injured, told police the robber demanded his wallet, then escaped toward Summit Drive.

Shelkie said the wallet was found on campus 30 minutes later and turned in to security. Some cash was missing from the wallet, but all other items remained.

The suspect in that case is a man in his mid-20s, standing six feet tall and wearing a grey hoodie and jeans. He was carrying a leather, striped backpack.

Anybody with information on either incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.