South Peace News
High Prairie RCMP arrested a 42-year-old Peavine man last week in connection with the Father's Day robbery at High Prairie Short Stop Foods.
Police did not disclose his identity but charged him with using a firearm in a robbery and breach of probation. He was remanded to appear in High Prairie provincial court June 23.
The investigation began after the June 15 robbery when a lone male entered the store and pointed a shotgun at the clerk demanding money. He fled on foot after receiving a small amount of cash.
"The Peace River Police Service Dog, Ringo, was called in to assist and a firearm was recovered in a dumpster nearby," says Cpl. G.J. Pelley.
Investigators also examined the security video and spoke to the clerk to identify the suspect.
"Further investigative avenues led to the positive identification of a 42-year-old male and he was located and arrested at his residence at the Peavine Metis Settlement on June 16 without incident," says Pelley.
This is the fourth robbery to occur in High Prairie in recent months, says Pelley. All have led to arrests and/or convictions. Two adult males received two years in prison for their crimes while a youth received eight months.
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