Kamloops Mounties seek man wanted on numerous charges

According to Kamloops RCMP, Robert Rennie is wanted for armed robbery, unlawful confinement and assault, as well as an allegation of failure to comply in Alberta.

Police are looking for a man wanted for on a number of charges and say he may be in the Kamloops area.

According to Kamloops RCMP, Robert Rennie is wanted for armed robbery, unlawful confinement and assault, as well as an allegation of failure to comply in Alberta.

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Rennie was one of three men — the others being Justin Daniels and Michael Mathieson — charged in connection with a high-profile string of incidents spanning three days in Kamloops and the Okanagan in February 2019.

Two men and a woman were robbed by two armed men in downtown Kamloops on Valentine’s Day. According to Mounties, the assailants took the woman against her will in one of the victim’s vehicles.

The woman was found safe the following day when police stopped a vehicle near Falkland. Police said guns were also seized from the car. The victims in both incidents are believed to have ties to the city’s drug trade. The incident is believed to have been connected to a robbery the previous day, as well, in which a man was beaten and robbed. The incidents were part of a series of high-profile gang-related violence in violence over a period of months in late 2018 and early 2019.

“Police believe he may be in Kamloops, the Prince Rupert area or perhaps has fled to Alberta,” RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said.

Rennie stands six feet tall and weighs about 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about Rennie’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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