Middleton 7/11 robbed Saturday

A local convenience store was the victim of an armed robbery over the weekend.

Two males entered the 7/11 on Middleton Way Saturday shortly after 1 a.m. wearing black hoodies, jeans and balaclavas.

Weapons were produced and an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes were stolen.

“Our officers are not disclosing the weapons used in this offence at this time while they continue their investigation,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

One of the RCMP’s dog units tracked and located one suspect a short time later.

“In all, three young men were arrested,” said Molendyk.

Two remain in custody, a 17-year-old and 16-year-old both from the Vernon area, were expected to appear in court Monday to answer to charges of armed robbery

“This is not the first time they have been in contact with police,” reports Molendyk.

The third suspect was released.

“It doesn’t appear the third will face charges,” said Molendyk.


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