RCMP nab Smithers resident in PG

25-year-old resident of Smithers, BC, is charged for robbery, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and breach of probation.

  • Jul. 13, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Eric John Barnes, a 25-year-old resident of Smithers, BC, is charged by Provincial Crown Counsel for robbery, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and breach of probation following a robbery in Prince George.

Monday, July 9, 2012, Prince George RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store in Prince George located on the 3100 Block of 15th Avenue.  An investigation led to the arrest of Barnes.

According to RCMP, an adult male entered the business, produced a knife and stole the cash register and with it, a quantity of cash.

The suspect ran to a vehicle waiting nearby and fled the area with a second suspect.

On Wednesday July 11, 2012, the Prince George RCMP’s Crime Reduction Team and Downtown Enforcement Unit located and arrested a suspect in relation to this offence.

Barnes has an extensive criminal record including both violent and property related offences.

He has been remanded in custody until his next Court appearance scheduled for July 18, 2012.

This investigation is continuing.

If you have any information about this serious Criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.



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