Smithers robbery suspect arrested

A 20-year-old man is in custody after a robbery Thursday in Smithers.

  • Dec. 9, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Smithers RCMP arrested a robbery suspect Thursday.

On Dec. 8, a 20-year-old Smithers male was arrested and will face several Criminal Code charges following an early morning robbery at the Capri Motor Inn, located on Highway 16 in Smithers.

Smithers RCMP took the man into custody later Thursday after the robbery was reported around 4 a.m. by the front desk attendant at the motel.

“Fortunately incidents like this are quite rare in Smithers,” said Smithers RCMP Sgt. Shaun Begg in a release.

“And it’s gratifying to see this suspect taken into custody quickly. We will be recommending several charges to Crown against this suspect, including robbery and using a disguise.”

No one was hurt during the robbery.

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