Robbery charge stems from April mugging in downtown Kamloops

21-year-old Mikael Stewart has been charged; police say the April 19 mugging does not seem to be connected to other robberies and muggings in the city this year

A 21-year-old Kamloops man has been charged with robbery in connection to an April incident in which a man was mugged in downtown Kamloops.

On April 19, at 3:15 a.m., a man was walking by himself near St. Paul Street and First Avenue when two men approached him, one armed with a knife.

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Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the pair of robbers demanded the victim’s wallet and cellphone which, he gave to them. Within 40 minutes of the robbery, a credit card from the victim’s wallet was used to withdraw $800 from ATM machines.

Surveillance video showed a suspect using the card at an ATM machine.

Shelkie said that suspect was identified a few days later. On May 6, Mikael Wayne Stewart was arrested.

Shelkie said the second suspect has not been identified.

“At this time, there is no indication that this suspect is related to any other robbery that has occurred in Kamloops over the past few months,” she said.

There has been a spate of robberies at various downtown businesses this year, while police are also investigating three muggings since March 11, two of which occurred on the TRU campus and the third that occurred in the West End.

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