Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crime News

Police Nab Robbery Suspect

Scar on face makes for easy identification

Staff/Voice photos


A robbery suspect takes out his frustration by biting the bars in the back of a police cruiser Monday. Below, a store owner is upset after a theft from the store a short time after the robbery.


n Tuesday around 2:30 P.M., a man in his early 20s walked into the liquor store at the Safeway mall downtown and demanded cash.


It's unclear if he was given any money, however on his way out he reportedly grabbed a bottle of Vodka then took off running.


A short time later, there was an incident at a boutique on Wellington, where a man possibly matching the robbery suspect's description went in and took some merch and left.


Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth from the Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD told the Voice in an e-mail on Wednesday that there wasn't enough evidence to connect the dots.


"The clerk called 911 and police located a man matching the description nearby and arrested him," she said adding that there was "not sufficient evidence to indicate that this person is the same person responsible for the Wellington incident."


The suspect had a very visible scar on his face making it easier for Mounties to identify him.


A few minutes later, the store clerk where the robbery took place called police again and indicated that the suspect had returned to the area.


Police then swooped in and the man was arrested behind the Safeway store.


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