Robbery suspect identified and arrested in Courtenay

Comox Valley

2020-11-30 13:18 PST

File # 2020-19059

A 19-year old Courtenay man has been arrested following an attempted robbery report on November 22, 2020.

At approximately 11:35 p.m. front line members of the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a hold up alarm at a business on the 400-block of Ryan Road in Courtenay. The victim reported to police that a man entered the store, walked around for a short time and then approached the counter where he told her he had a knife and demanded money. The victim asked for help from witnesses inside the store and the suspect fled on foot.

The Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit picked up the investigation and quickly moved forward thanks to tips from the public.

We’d like to thank the public and the media for their assistance said Cpl. Matt Holst, Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit. Investigators followed up on tips very quickly which lead to the arrest of the male and the execution of search warrants and discovery of additional evidence in the relation to the robbery investigation he added.

The suspect has an upcoming court date.

See initial release (2020-11-24) here.
 

Released by

Cst. Monika Terragni

Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
comoxvalley.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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