Pair apprehended after Kelowna liquor store robbed at gunpoint

A 29-year-old Kelowna man and a 27-year-old Kamloops man are in custody after the Jan 17 armed robbery at Jammer's on Harvey Avenue.

Two men, one from Kelowna and one from Kamloops, are in custody after an armed robbery at a Kelowna liquor store Sunday night.

According to police, the men were apprehended Monday after a white truck matching the description of one used by two robbers who held up Jammer’s Liquor Store at 1973 Harvey Avenue was spotted in Rutland and stopped.

The pair, a 29-year-old man from Kelowna man and a 27-year-old man from Kamloops were arrested without incident. Police recovered a firearm inside the vehicle.

On Jan. 17 at 9:11 pm, Kelowna RCMP responded to an armed robbery at Jammer’s. Two men had entered the store, one produced a firearm and pointed it at the store employee. The pair then stole money and liquor.

During the the heist, a customer entered the store and police say the robbers pointed the gun at the customer as they fled, driving away in a white truck. The robbery was caught on surveillance video.

The men in custody face a number of potential firearms related charges and robbery charges, say police.

Investigators want to speak with the customer.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

 

 

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