News

Mounties arrest suspect following robbery of Panago

A 25-year-old man will likely face a string of serious charges after a robbery at a Sahali pizza shop last week.

Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said Mounties have made an arrest following the Nov. 29 robbery of Panago Pizza on Summit Drive.

Investigators believe a suspect walked into the take-out restaurant brandishing a knife at about 10 p.m. and demanded money.

He was handed a small amount of cash and fled on foot.

Learned said an arrest was made late Saturday night (Dec. 1), when investigators found the 25-year-old man they believe to be responsible for the hold-up sleeping in a basement suite on Robson Drive in Upper Sahali.

Police will likely recommend charges of armed robbery, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats.

The suspect, whose name has not yet been made public, also faces outstanding drug charges from a previous incident, Learned said, noting officers found a small amount of cocaine in his residence when he was arrested.

“He isn’t what you’d call well-known [to police],” he said.

“But, it’s someone who has a substance-abuse problem and there are underpinning issues to his lifestyle.”

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Port Coquitlam school gives Christmas concert a multi-cultural flair
 
Final fa-la-la-la for Coquitlam school teacher
 
SPOTLIGHT: Baseball players help the homeless
Firefighters help to fill up food bank tomorrow
 
Check out the Christmas light displays in the Tri-Cities this weekend
 
2-tier water rates OK’d in Coquitlam
Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England
 
Agassiz Secondary Bottle Drive
 
Christmas crafts at Harrison Mills Community Hall