RCMP have arrested two people in connection with separate robberies involving weapons.                                Western News file photo

RCMP have arrested two people in connection with separate robberies involving weapons. Western News file photo

Two people arrested in connection with separate robberies

RCMP announced they have arrested two suspects in connection with separate robberies

Penticton RCMP have arrested two people in connection with separate robberies involving weapons.

Cpl. Ted Manchulenko said a 46-year-old Penticton woman was arrested Thursday in connection with the armed robbery of the Husky convenience store on Skaha Lake Road the morning of Nov. 18.

In the other matter, a 27-year-old Penticton man turned himself in at the detachment in relation to a Nov. 20 theft of a television from Wal-Mart.

Both suspects were released on promises to appear. The woman is scheduled to be in provincial court early in 2018 and the man later this year.

“Penticton RCMP would like to thank the community and citizens for their vigilance and observations which assisted police to make a positive identification of the female,” said Manchulenko in a press release Friday morning.

In that matter the owner of the store posted the surveillance video of the robbery taking place on social media shortly after the crime was committed.

Read more:A second robbery of a Penticton business involving a weapon

That video showed a woman going through a bag and pulling out a knife, leaning over the counter and taking scratch and win tickets then stabbing the counter, receipt printer and computer screen and knocking the computer to the floor before going behind the counter and taking more items.

The masked suspect, wearing a pink hoodie and patterned pants, reportedly, unsuccessfully attempted to stab the cashier several times before pulling off the hood and leaving the building.

RCMP had received a number of anonymous tips as to her identity.

In the robbery at Wal-Mart, police had received a call about 7:15 p.m. from security at the store after man confronted while leaving the store with a television pulled a three or four inch knife on the guard and then left. According to police the man had apparently made more than one trip to the store and the goods taken were recovered.

An extensive police search of the region failed to turn up any sign of the suspect.

No one was injured in either incident.

Just Posted

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Over 5K jabbed at Interior Health mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The clinics have made stops in more than 40 communities since launching last week

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interior Health COVID-19 cases falling slower than the rest of B.C.

More than a third of provincial cases announced Thursday came from the Interior

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)
Golf raffle helps Okanagan families score homes

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan swinging into action this summer with a new raffle

The weekly COVID-19 map for June 6 to 12. (BC CDC)
South Okanagan sees only 5 new cases in last week

The Similkameen Valley went a second week without any new cases

Birtch Parlee is one of approximately 132,000 transgender people living across the nation, according to Statistics Canada. Photo submitted
Transgender in a small town – Princeton B.C.

“I buried it. I pushed it down. I lived a lie.”

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant

More than 2,000 cases of the variant confirmed across all 10 provinces and in one territory

An Armstrong family that lost their home to a fire on Wednesday still hasn’t found their cat as of Friday, June 18, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Family cat still missing, days after fire destroys Armstrong home

There were no injuries from Wednesday’s blaze, but two days later there’s still no sign of the white feline

Bella Bella is on B.C.’s Central Coast, accessible only by air and ocean. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. provides $22 million for Heiltsuk development on Central Coast

Elders care home project, tourism, lumber mill supported

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)
Vase made by Seth Rogen sells for $12,000 at Vancouver auction

The B.C.-born comedian has a new pot habit and it’s paying off

BC Lions running back John White IV (3) runs with the ball during first quarter CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Saturday, September 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
BC Lions file trademark for new logo

Canadian Football League team files for new design on June 1

The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)
VIDEO: Camper van explosion burns Vancouver Island gas station to the ground

Nine fire departments responded to the incident, no injuries reported

The Montreal Police logo is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Some Quebec politicians are calling for an investigation after a video was released that appears to show a Montreal police officer with his leg on a young Black man’s neck during an arrest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Probe called for after video appearing to show Montreal officer’s knee on Black youth’s neck

Politicians call for investigation after clip evokes memories of George Floyd incident

Most Read