News

Robbery in Robson

Johnny
Johnny's Groceries and Gas, Robson, BC
— image credit: Barb Sinclair

Johnny's Groceries and Gas was held up early Friday (March 7) evening.

The proprietor had earlier indicated that an amount of cash was taken and no one was hurt.

A police press release was received by the Castlegar News at 11:39 a.m. Saturday.

RCMP Sergeant Laurel Mathew of the Castlegar detachment described that at about 6:45 p.m. a complaint was received of an armed robbery at Johnny's grocery, located on Broadwater Road in Robson.

"The suspect male entered the store and brandished a firearm, ordering the employee to open the till, " the release states. "The employee complied, and the suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Neither of the two employees who were present were injured. The suspect fled on foot and has not yet been apprehended.

"The male is described as:  Caucasian, approximately 5'6", slender build.  He was dressed in black and was wearing a black mask and had a hood pulled down over his head/face. There is no known vehicle associated at this time.

"Castlegar RCMP, the Kootenay Boundary Regional  General Investigation Section, and Forensic Identification services are continuing to investigate this matter.

"Anyone with information in this matter is urged to contact the Castlegar RCMP office at (250) 365-7721, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)."

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

The future of Castlegar
 
What qualifies as essential services? : With the strike of the city of Castlegar’s workers already approaching three weeks, concerns over who is providing essential services,
 
Christmas at the Gallery
Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
 
Prince Rupert LNG plant, pipelines get B.C. certificates
 
UPDATE: Rice receives written confirmation of changes to wheelchair cabin policy
Name released of Oliver pedestrian that was killed
 
Child poverty report card highlights needs of Penticton food bank and more
 
Soldiers graves marked in ceremony

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.