Arrest made in yet another 7-Eleven robbery

Mounties have arrested a 16-year-old male for the latest robbery at the 7-Eleven convenience store on Summit Drive.

Kamloops RCMP attended the scene at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday where a male had just entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded money from the cash register.

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No one was injured during the robbery, according to police.

The RCMP’s investigation identified the suspect within a few hours, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a press release. He was was located at a residence nearby and arrested without incident.

Charges are now pending against the 16-year-old, who is from Kamloops.

This was the third time in the last three months this particular 7-Eleven was robbed. Similar incidents occurred on Jan. 8 and March 4, but police don’t believe the youth they arrested Thursday to have been behind those thefts.

“At this time, there is no evidence linking this suspect to the previous two robberies at this store or to the robberies that have occurred in downtown Kamloops in recent months,” Shelkie said in a press release.

The investigations into all these robberies are still ongoing.

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