UPDATE - Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
2017-02-08 08:52 PST
File # 2017-03586
Police have located and arrested the man believed to be responsible for the Armed Robbery on Monday night.
At approximately 6:40 PM on Tuesday February 7th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP received information from a member of the public that the suspect was inside a business near the corner of 15th Avenue and Ospika Boulevard in the City.
Officers immediately attended the business and arrested the suspect without incident. The suspect was in possession of a replica hand gun. Further evidence from the Armed Robbery was also seized.
Chayne Neale LAFANTAISE, a 27 year old man from the community of Tsey Keh Dene, was held in custody overnight and will make his first appearance in Provincial Court later today. Crown Counsel has approved the following Criminal Code Charges:
- Assault with a Weapon
- Use an Imitation Firearm while Committing Robbery
- Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (3 counts)
- Fail to Comply with Probation
- Possession of Ammunition while Prohibited
These charges are in relation to an Armed Robbery that occurred at a retail business on the 4100 block of 15th Avenue in Prince George on Monday February 6th, 2017 at approximately 8:30 PM.
A lone male suspect entered the business and produced what appeared to be a hand gun. The suspect fled the area on foot with a small amount of cash and lottery tickets.
No one was physically harmed during this offence.
Cooperation from the public assists police in performing our duties effectively, which in turn allows us to move investigations forward quickly and achieve positive outcomes, as was the case with this incident says Inspector Shaun Wright, Operations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.
We appreciate the support and assistance of the public as we continue to use all available resources to seek out and arrest the small segment of society that are causing harm in our community.
If you have any information about Criminal activity in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword
pgtips. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
Cpl. Craig DouglassCommunications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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