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


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