Charges laid in convenience store robbery
2021-09-02 15:09 PDT
File # 2021-23061
Richmond RCMP arrest robbery suspect who allegedly used a knife to threaten a convenience store clerk.
At approximately 11:00 pm on August 22, 2021 Richmond RCMP attended the 9000 block of Williams Rd for a robbery in progress. According to the victim, a man entered the store then allegedly produced a knife and demanded money. After the man got money and multiple packs of cigarettes, he exited the store and left the area on foot.
Richmond RCMP front-line officers attended the scene and obtained a detailed description of the suspect. Officers from the Richmond Mobile Enforcement Team located and arrested a man matching the description.
Edward Kurtis Carter has since been charged with one count of robbery contrary to Section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Carter was subsequently released on a number of conditions including not to possess any weapons.
The store clerk did exactly as he should have by following the suspect’s demands and then quickly calling police once it was safe to do so, says Corporal Adriana O’Malley,
The clerk’s actions played a key role in this arrest.
Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.
Cpl. Ian HendersonMedia Relations Officer
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