Police make swift arrest downtown

Kamloops City

2023-05-04 11:46 PDT

File # 2023-15384

A man fleeing from a security guard this morning was quickly taken into police custody, thanks to the presence of some nearby officers.

On May 4, 2023, around 8:20 a.m., members of the Kamloops RCMP Crime Reduction Unit were in the area of the Lansdowne Village Shopping Centre, in plain clothes, when they witnessed a man being chased by staff from one of the stores.

The officers stopped what they were doing and gave chase, quickly capturing the suspect in a nearby alleyway and placing him under arrest, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. The stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to the store, which reported experiencing similar occurrences involving the same suspect.

The suspect, a man in his 40s, was taken to cells. He will be released with a court date and conditions as part of the charge recommendation and assessment process.

Anyone who witnessed or has information related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-15384.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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