Fast-acting Mounties catch robbery suspects

Prince George, Police Dog Services

2021-02-03 10:06 PST

File # 2021-3884

At 9:40 a.m. on February 2, 2021, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a robbery at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 3055 Massey Drive.

Witnesses stated to police that a male and female left the business with a basket full of items. When a security guard confronted the male suspect, he brandished a hatchet at the security guard and then left the area with the female, crossing Highway 97 and leaving the shopping complex.

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Within ten minutes of police receiving the report, frontline members had the male suspect in custody. Two minutes later police arrested the female suspect, as well. Prince George RCMP’s Police Dog Service team attended to assist in backtracking where the male suspect traveled and quickly located the discarded hatchet used in the robbery, states Cst. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.

Police transported the male to the Prince George RCMP detachment where he remained until Court on Wednesday. Police are recommending charges of robbery and resisting arrest to the B.C. Prosecution Service. The suspect was also breaching two of his court ordered conditions. Police released the female without charges.

This file remains under investigation.
 

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Cst. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-613-3532

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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