Booze bandits get violent in West Kelowna liquor store

During the altercation with the suspects, a 19 year old man allegedly punched the store employee several times in an attempt to get away

  • Wed Mar 25th, 2015 5:00am
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The West Kelowna RCMP responded March 23  at 9:46 p.m. to a report of a robbery in progress at the Liquor Depot located on Gosset road.

Witnesses alleged that three men entered the store in an attempt to steal liquor, said Cpl. Joe Duncan in a press release.

“Staff and an unknown patron apprehended two of the men, while the third man was able to flee with two bottles of liquor,” he said.

During the altercation with the suspects, a 19 year old man allegedly punched the store employee several times in an attempt to get away. The employee was treated by first aid attendants on scene.

“The 19 year old man is being held in custody on several charges. The second male was released without charge and Police are still attempting to identify the third,” said Duncan.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP, Cst HALL, at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.