Kamloops cops hunt violent parolee missing from halfway house
Police are looking for a convicted crook with a long rap sheet believed to have taken off from his Kamloops half-way house.
Jody Leslie Hansen was on parole in the Tournament Capital as part of a two-year federal sentence for a pair of late-night armed robberies in Chilliwack — one in December 2009 and the other in January 2010.
The 25-year-old has a criminal history dating back to 2006, when he served a month in jail for theft under $5,000.
He's also served a five-month prison stint in the past for assault and theft, and has a number of breach convictions on his criminal record.
In the first Chilliwack robbery, Hansen claimed to have a gun in his possession and made off with $300 from a convenience store. The next hold-up saw Hansen brandishing a knife at a Fraser Valley gas station, from which got away with $200 and cigarettes.
Hansen's criminal record includes convictions in the Fraser Valley and Surrey. He has lived in Kamloops in the past and also has family in Chase.
Hansen has psychiatric issues and has been known in the past to use cocaine and crystal meth.
A white male standing five-foot-11, Hansen weighs 187 pounds with red hair and hazel eyes. In the past, he's gone by the alias Joe Hansen.
"The public are cautioned not to approach Hansen or attempt to apprehend him as he is prone to hostile, belligerent and aggressive behaviour when he feels challenged or threatened," said Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned.
Anyone with information about Hansen's whereabouts is asked to call police at 250-828-3000 or 911.