Gitsegukla woman charged with robbery in Terrace

Gitsegukla's Kim Archambault, 27, is charged with robbery after a Terrace cab driver was spray painted in the face and his cab was stolen.

  • Fri Jun 10th, 2016 11:00am
  • News

Terrace RCMP arrested Gitsegukla's Kim Archambault for robbery and are asking for witnesses.

A woman was arrested after a two-day crime spree that included spray painting a cab driver in the face then stealing his vehicle, and vandalizing murals and police vehicles.

The combined efforts of Terrace General Duty assisted by the Terrace General Investigation Section and the Terrace Forensic Identification Section allowed for a suspect being quickly identified through physical evidence, witness statements, and surveillance from local businesses. The community really came together to assist us with this investigation which led to a quick arrest, said Sgt. Mike Robinson, operations support non commissioned officer in charge, Terrace detachment.

Over the course of June 3, 4, and 5, Terrace RCMP received numerous complaints regarding a woman using spray paint in various locations across town. The calls progressed from graffiti on walls, to spray painting vehicles, to spray painting police vehicles, and then to using it as a weapon to spray a cab driver in the face to steal his vehicle.

The woman was arrested on June 8. In all, seven police vehicles, four civilian vehicles, numerous city properties, and several businesses were vandalized. The taxi was recovered with extensive damage. The cab driver did not have any long-lasting injury.

Terrace RCMP are asking witnesses to come forward with any information about these incidents and also to report if there more related unreported incidents.

Kim Archambault, 27, from Gitsegukla, has been charged with robbery and is remanded to appear in court on June 10.

If you have information about this crime, contact the Terrace RCMP at (250) 638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). If your information leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 

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Cst. Angela Rabut

Media Relations OfficerTerrace RCMP