Arrests made in Salmo robbery

Two youths and an adult have been arrested in the hold-up late last month at Piper's Store.

Three people have been arrested in the robbery at Piper's Store in Salmo last month. (The vehicle pictured is not associated with the crime.)

Three people have been arrested in the robbery at Piper's Store in Salmo last month. (The vehicle pictured is not associated with the crime.)

Two youths and one young adult have been arrested in the robbery at Piper’s Store in Salmo. RCMP said the three were picked up on March 4 but only announced the arrests today.

All three are from Salmo. They are ages 18, 17, and 13. The adult and one youth were released on a promise to appear in court on May 10 in Nelson. Charges of robbery are being recommended against them.

The other youth has been officially charged with robbery and was released on strict conditions but soon breached the conditions and is back in custody.

At about 6:45 p.m, on Feb. 26, a man carrying what appeared to be a black handgun entered the store and pointed it at an employee, telling her to hand over cash after he placed a bag on the counter.

However, he left without taking any money. No shots were fired, and no one was injured. Police arrived within a few minutes and tried to use a dog to track the suspect, unsuccessfully.

The suspect was wearing a dark navy coloured zip-up hoody with white pinstripes down the sleeves. His head was covered by the hood and a full face mask.