7-Eleven robber apprehended

Trail RCMP arrested a man with a knife attempting to rob the 7-Eleven on Victoria St yesterday morning.

  • Dec. 20, 2013 1:00 p.m.

An early morning emergency call from a 24-hour downtown convenient store prompted the local detachment to arrest a robber at the scene of the crime.

Thursday morning, just after 5 a.m., police were alerted to a robbery in progress at the 7-Eleven on Victoria Street in Trail, Sgt. Rob Hawton of the Trail and Greater District RCMP said in a news release.

The 28-year old perpetrator acted alone when he brandished a knife to demand and receive cash.

The 911 call from 7-Eleven had the police on site quickly to arrest the suspect outside the store.

Once in custody, the man was transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) to receive treatment for suspected ingestion of a quantity of drugs.

There were no injuries in the incident, and the suspect, not from Trail and with no fixed address, remained in hospital at press time.

This is the second reported robbery with a knife at the 7-Eleven in two years.

Two men entered the location in facial coverings in the early morning hours of Aug. 7, 2011 demanding about $100 from the clerk who was alone at the time.

A 20-year old Trail resident was subsequently arrested and plead guilty to robbing the store with a knife.

Police were called to a stabbing incident in West Trail after a 38-year-old man was wounded in the leg following an argument Wednesday night.

Shortly after 8 p.m. a fight escalated between two males, known to each other, when a 38-year old Castlegar man wielded his own knife and stabbed the other in the leg.

The stabbing victim was transported to KBRH and treated for a non-life threatening cut to his leg.

The suspect was taken into custody outside the residence and is being held for court, said Hawton.

A truck stolen during a rash of vehicle break-ins in West Trail over the weekend has been recovered.

The red pickup was retrieved Wednesday evening from the Fruitvale area, said Hawton, adding, with the investigation ongoing, no further details can be released.

He maintains that the spree of break-ins and theft of vehicles is an unusually high occurrence in a short period of time, leading the police to believe the cases are connected.

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