Mounties make arrest after armed robbery in Juniper
A 22-year-old man is in police custody after an alleged armed robbery at the convenience store in Juniper Ridge this morning (April 18).
Kamloops Mounties were called to the Juniper Market, located at 2049 Highland Dr., at about 10:40 a.m. for a reported robbery.
RCMP Const. Bernie Ward said the suspect entered the store and ordered everyone to get on the ground.
"He had a piece of glass in his hand at the time and also started to throw some things around," he said.
"He grabbed the money from the cash register and then fled from the store on foot."
Officers responding to the incident spotted a man matching the suspect's description walking down a path toward Valleyview, just off Highland Drive.
"He was taken in to custody at that point," Ward said.
"He had used the glass he had to cut himself in the neck area, causing minor injuries to himself."
Ward said the suspect was taken to Royal Inland Hospital for treatment.
"The male is known to the police and with a history of mental illness problems in the past," he said.
Police are expected to recommend an armed robbery charge against the suspect.
Ward said the investigation is ongoing.