Man pleads guilty to robbing four stores in Kamloops

Ian McPherson remains free on bail and will be sentenced later this year

A serial robber who last year held up four convenience stores in a span of 30 hours has admitted his guilt.

On Monday, Jan. 13, in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops, Ian McPherson pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery stemming from a two-day crime spree on April 14 and April 15.

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On the morning of April 15, police arrested McPherson without incident in the Batchelor Heights area following the fourth robbery he committed — a 9:50 a.m. heist of the Parkcrest Neighbourhood Store on Windbreak Street in Brocklehurst,

The other robberies took place at the Cornerstone Market on Halston Avenue in Brocklehurst, at the Halston Esso on Salish Road on the Tk’emlups reserve and at the now-shuttered Mac’s convenience store on Tranquille Road in North Kamloops.

At the time of the robberies, police said the suspect entered each store brandishing a large knife and demanding cash from clerks. Surveillance footage showed him donning a Vancouver Canucks hoodie.

McPherson, who has been free on bail since April 30, is expected to return to court on March 2 to set a date for sentencing.

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