Salmo RCMP report three arrests in connection with Feb. 26 attempted robbery at Piper's C Store in Salmo.

Three arrested in connection with Salmo robbery

Salmo RCMP arrest two youth and one adult in connection to last month's attempted robbery at Piper's Store.

Updated March 12

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Three people have been arrested following a Feb. 26 attempted armed robbery at Piper’s Store in Salmo.

Cpl. Riordan Bellman of the Salmo RCMP reported Friday that two youth and one adult were arrested March 4 in connection with the incident, when a suspect tried to rob a general store employee at gunpoint.

One youth has been officially charged with robbery and was released by a Justice of the Peace on strict conditions, but is now back in custody after breaching those conditions.

One adult and one youth have been released on a promise to appear with conditions for court on May 10 in Nelson.

Local General Investigative Service, General Duty members and the Police Dog Section have all been involved in the investigation.

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March 1

Salmo RCMP is looking for a suspect who tried to rob a general store employee at gunpoint last week.

Police responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery at Piper’s General Store located at 701 Glendale Avenue in Salmo Friday night. At approximately 6:45 p.m., a man carrying what appeared to be a black handgun entered the store, pointed the weapon at an employee and placed a bag on the counter, instructing her to hand over the cash.

“The interaction ended with the male fleeing the store on foot with no money,” noted Cpl. Riordan Bellman in a news release. “No shots were fired, and no one was injured.”

Police arrived within a few minutes and initiated a dog track, which later ended unsuccessfully. No further information has been released at this time since the investigation is ongoing.

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

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Salmo RCMP at 250-357-2212 or Crime Stoppers.

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