Robbery suspect arrested

Vernon North Okanagan

2022-08-30 09:57 PDT

File # 2022-15470

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A Vernon man was arrested and remains in custody after police responded to a reported robbery on 27th Street in Vernon yesterday.

On Monday, August 29, 2022, around 12:15 p.m., police were called to the 5600-block of 27th St where a man tried to leave a retail store with unpaid merchandise. The suspect allegedly produced a knife when stopped by an employee and then fled on a bicycle.  Staff followed the man from a safe distance and provided updates on his location to the responding frontline officers who located and arrested him.

42-year old Craig Alan Leamon has been charged with robbery and resisting arrest. He remains in custody and is expected to appear in court later today.

Released by:

Cst. Chris Terleski
Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402 30th St, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-7191

Email: vernon_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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