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Posted: April 9, 2018

One in custody after robbery at KFC

One male is in custody and police are still investigating after a donation box was stolen from the local KFC restaurant.

At about 2 p.m. on April 8, a male attended the Cranbrook KFC and attempted to distract employees before taking off with the donation box from the counter. The employees gave chased and confronted the individual. The male pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the employee and then took off.

Earlier in the day police had responded to a call of a theft of meat from the Safeway store. The description matched the male involved in the robbery from the KFC and RCMP was able to link the two, reported Cst. Katie Forgeron of Cranbrook RCMP.

A 30-year-old male, who splits his time between Cranbrook and Vernon, was arrested and is being held in custody to appear before a judge. Charges RCMP is recommending to Crown include Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Threats and Theft Under $5,000.

Cranbrook RCMP are continuing to investigate this incident and looking to identify a second individual who appeared to be with the suspect at the time of the theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-489-3471.


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