Man’s screams alerts neighbours to armed robbery

Residents, in the 1900 block of Pacific Court off Sutherland Avenue, were awakened to the sounds of screaming in the street at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.

Residents, in the 1900 block of Pacific Court off Sutherland Avenue in central Kelowna, were awakened to the sounds of screaming in the street at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.

When police arrived they found a 37-year-old male suffering from wounds to his arms and head. The victim indicated that he had been robbed by two males, one of whom had a knife.

Police quickly sealed off the area and, with the help of a police dog unit, located one suspect. The other was found later.

Both males, aged 18 and 20, are in custody and will appear in court in the near future.

Police are contemplating charges of assault with a weapon and robbery.

Neither suspect is known to police.

The investigation continues and police are asking for any witnesses who have not spoken to them, to call the Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Unit at 250-762-3300, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.crimestoppers.net.

Kelowna Capital News