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Update: PG RCMP investigate robbery of liquor store…

Update: Through investigation, a suspect was identified in this incident.

On January 20th, 2016 at approximately 4:30 PM, police located the suspect male on foot along the 2300 block of Victoria Street in Prince George.

Upon attempting to make the arrest, officers observed the suspect was in possession of a large knife. The suspect fled the area down an alley where a Police Service Dog and handler were waiting.

The suspect was arrested without further incident. The knife, a small quantity of heroin and a small quantity of methamphetamine was seized.

Edward James PENNER, an 18 year-old who recently relocated to Prince George from the Quesnel area, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs & Substances Act offences:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace
  • Resist Arrest
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance (3 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts)

PENNER has an extensive history with police.  He will be held in custody at least until his first court appearance scheduled for later today.

If you have any information about this Robbery or Edward James PENNER, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477. 

 

Prince George, BC: The Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at a liquor store near the corner of 5th and Carney Tuesday night… 

Police say a call came in at around 9:15 PM, after a man entered the liquor store wearing a mask and demanding cash. The suspect fled the area on foot taking a small amount of cash, cigarettes and beer. The employee was not harmed and no weapon was observed.

Multiple officers and a Police Service Dog attended the scene and located a male nearby. The 42 year-old man, well-known to police, was in the business at the time the robbery occurred, however, it appears the man is not the one responsible for the robbery. 

He was however arrested on outstanding warrants and will be held in custody at least until court later today.

Police are still seeking a male suspect and is described as:

  • 5’10” tall
  • Medium build
  • Wearing black pants, black jacket and a ‘human looking’ mask
  • Holding a black back pack

Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for this crime.

If you have any information about this Robbery or who may be involved, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

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