Castlegar man charged following February robbery

Suspect remanded in custody until his next court appearance April 9 , 2013


A Castlegar man has been arrested and charged with several offences following a robbery that occurred at a local down town liquor store just before 10 p.m. February 25.

The lone suspect entered the store wearing a disguise and demanded money from the employee.

He subsequently fled out the store on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money.  No weapons were produced.  The employee was not injured however she was traumatized by the incident.

Castlegar RCMP, in conjunction with the Crime Reduction Unit, commenced an investigation leading to the execution of a search warrant at the suspect’s residence, and his subsequent arrest.

Martin Rusnak, age 30, appeared in court on Thursday March 7 and has been charged with robbery, disguising face with intent to commit an offence and breach of probation.

Rusnak was remanded in custody until April 9 when he will make his next court appearance.



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