Warrants issued for armed robbery suspect

A MAN sentenced to five years in jail in 2007 for a string of break and enters here is wanted on two warrants.

  • Aug. 10, 2011 1:00 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER PROKOPCHUK, who was convicted in Terrace in 2007 for a string of local break and enters, is wanted on a provincial-wide arrest warrant for armed robbery and on a Canada-wide warrant for a parole violation.

CHRISTOPHER PROKOPCHUK, who was convicted in Terrace in 2007 for a string of local break and enters, is wanted on a provincial-wide arrest warrant for armed robbery and on a Canada-wide warrant for a parole violation.

A MAN sentenced to five years in jail in 2007 for a string of break and enters here is wanted on two warrants.

Christopher David Prokopchuk, 32, went to jail for 12 break and enters here – in one of which he wrote an apology note to the residents for the mess – from four summers ago.

He is now wanted on a provincial-wide warrant for armed robbery at a bank in Vernon and on a Canada-wide warrant for parole violation.

“Through our investigation, we have followed up and looked at the security cameras in the bank,“ said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson, when asked about identifying a suspect.

The robber did get away with an undisclosed amount of money, said Molendyk.

He indicated that Terrace RCMP would know about Prokopchuk because an internal RCMP memo was sent out and also intelligence is shared back and forth between detachments.

Molendyk wouldn’t speculate on whether Prokopchuk was still in Vernon.

Prokopchuk is described as being 5’10” tall, 181 pounds and has brown hair and eyes, although the last time he was seen his head was shaved, said Molendyk.

Prokopchuk has a Roman numeral tattoo on the left side of his neck and the word “Porkchop” on his shoulders.

“The police are advising the public that if you spot him do not approach him,” said Molendyk.

“Call the nearest police department right away. Prokopchuck should be considered armed and dangerous.”

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