A suspect is in custody and a woman was taken to hospital following an armed robbery and assault at the McCleaners dry cleaning and laundry outlet in Sahali early Tuesday morning (June 8).
At 7:13 a.m., Kamloops RCMP officers responded to a panic alarm at the business at Summit Drive and Arrowstone Drive. Reports indicated a woman had been stabbed and taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A truck fire a short distance away, in the 1300-block of Summit Drive, may also be connected to the robbery and assault, according to Const. Crystal Evelyn.
Multiple police officers responded to the call, including a police dog tracking unit.
As of 1:30 p.m., police had arrested one suspect, but were still searching for a second man believed to have been involved in the crime.
The suspects are white men on bicycles. One was wearing a long green cammo jacket and dark pants and the other man was wearing dark clothing.
“Police are asking anyone who saw, heard or captured video footage that may be related to
the robbery or truck fire to please contact police as soon as possible,” Insp. Jeff Pelley said.
“Addressing this kind of violence and crime remains a top priority for us and we’re asking for the public’s help in continuing to move this investigation forward.”
Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-18916.