A Fruitvale man is facing a litany of charges following his 24-hour crime spree.

Robbery suspects crash car near Rossland

High speed chase by Trail RCMP leads to robbery suspects crashing stolen vehicle

Two young men are facing a slew of charges after holding up and robbing a pizza delivery person Sunday evening.

Rylee Andrew Shipley, 18, of Nova Scotia and Collton Emery Knowles, a 19-year old from Alberta, are charged with robbery with a firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of a prohibited firearm, flight from police, and other firearm-related charges.

The Sept. 6 incident began in Grand Forks just after 8 p.m. and ended near Rossland about one hour later, according to Sgt. Darren Oelke from the Greater Trail RCMP.

The Boundary RCMP received a call at 8:15 p.m. that a pizza delivery person was approached by two males with a gun and robbed of his vehicle and cash, Oelke explained, adding the robbery victim was not injured.

Then, at 8:45 p.m. a Trail police officer encountered the stolen vehicle, a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire, heading toward Rossland on Highway 3B.

Oelke says when police attempted to stop the vehicle, the perpetrators fled at high rate of speed, lost control on a corner and struck a rock wall.

One male was arrested at the scene of the accident, but the other fled on foot.

He was arrested a short time later after a police dog tracked him down.

The stolen vehicle was demolished by the accident but neither suspect was significantly injured.

Both men were scheduled to appear in Rossland Provincial Court Tuesday and a connection to a similar B.C. robbery remains under investigation.

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