Police apprehend Trail woman suspected of attempted armed robbery

The incident happened Wednesday night shortly before 10 p.m. in downtown Trail

The Trail RCMP apprehended a woman who allegedly held up a downtown business in an attempted armed robbery on Wednesday.

Shortly before 10 p.m. on April 8, Greater Trail police received a call of an attempted armed robbery from an establishment located in the 1100-block of Bay Avenue.

“The RCMP learned that a lone female suspect entered into the business, displayed a firearm and demanded money from an employee,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey stated Thursday.

“The suspect fled the business after the employee advised the woman that cash was no longer kept on site, due to the current health pandemic,” he said. “Fortunately no one was injured as a result of this incident.”

Frontline officers responding to the priority call located a woman, who matched the physical description of the suspect, near the Victoria Street Bridge.

She was found in possession of an imitation firearm.

The woman, 24, faces potential charges, but has been released on strict conditions.

Witnesses are asked to call the Trail detachment at 250.364.2566.

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