“They demanded his wallet and cell phone which he gave to them. Within 40 minutes of the robbery, a credit card that was inside of the victim’s wallet was used to withdraw $800 from ATM machines,” said Shelkie.
Surveillance video showed a suspect using the card at an ATM machine. A few days later the suspect was identified but not located. On May 6th, the suspect was arrested.
There has been a spate of robberies at various downtown businesses this year, while police are also investigating three muggings since March 11, two of which occurred on the TRU campus and the third that occurred in the West End.
“At this time, there is no indication that this suspect is related to any other robbery that has occurred in Kamloops over the past few months,” said Shelkie.
Anyone with information on the second suspect in this robbery is urged to contact Kamloops RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
KAMLOOPS — A search of a home on the city’s North Shore has resulted in the recovery of an abundance of stolen property by Kamloops RCMP. Officers executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2000 block of Parkcrest Avenue today, May 9. The Crime Reduction Unit learned stolen property was being stored at the residence, according to an RCMP media release. Several police units along with the the police dog services attended the home today and discovered a plethora of builders tools, survey equipment and stolen mail inside the residence. Police also found counterfeit American currency. Two men were inside the home at the time of the search. One was released and the other, a 36-year-old Kamloops man, was arrested. He was previously known to police.