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Posted: July 30, 2020

Two men in custody after robbery with firearm

Kimberley RCMP is advising the pubic that on July 29 two males were arrested in the Columbia Valley area in connection to the armed robbery that occurred at the Kimberley Esso on July 21.

RCMP also applied for and were granted a search warrant to search a vehicle and a residence.Β  Items related to the robbery were located during the search.

β€œThis arrest was the result of an extensive investigation that involved many different units of the RCMP including the Kimberley RCMP, the Cranbrook Enhanced Response Unit (Crime Reduction Unit, General Investigation Section) and the Columbia Valley RCMP,” stated Cpl. Kate Bamber of Kimberley RCMP. β€œA lot of hard work and long hours has gone into identifying and arresting those believed to be responsible.”

A 19-year-old male from High River, Alberta, will be in court this afternoon facing a multitude of charges including:

  • Robbery – Sec 344(1)(a.1) CC;
  • Having masked face with intent to commit indictable offence – Sec 351(2) CC;
  • Assault with a weapon – Sec 267(a) CC;
  • Possession of a firearm without license – Sec 92(1) CC;
  • Pointing a Firearm – Sec 87(1);
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon – Sec 91(2);
  • Possession of property obtained by crime – Sec 355(b) CC.

And a Β 28-year-old male from Radium Hot Springs is also facing charges including:

  • Robbery – Sec 344(1)(a.1) CC;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime – Sec 355(b);
  • Possession of a firearm without license – Sec 92(1) CC.

The two males will be appearing in court in Invermere this afternoon (July 30).

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