Smithers RCMP seek info on armed robbery

Smithers RCMP are asking for anyone with information on an armed robbery early Saturday morning to contact them or Crimestoppers.

  • Aug. 11, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Smithers RCMP responded to approximately 126 calls for service during the week of Aug 1-8.


Aug. 1 – Smithers RCMP investigated a mischief and theft at National Car Rental. The windows to the office were smashed and a 2015 white Jeep Wrangler bearing B.C. license plate BC612M was stolen. Police are urging the public to contact their local RCMP or Crimestoppers with any information.

Aug. 2 – A Ford F150 pickup truck parked in the 1400 block of Willow Street in Telkwa was vandalized sometime in the early morning hours. The vehicle was spray painted with yellow and black paint on the tailgate, rear bumper, rear veterans license plate and airborne stickers, including with an obscenity. Smithers RCMP are looking for any information from the public regarding any suspects or witnesses to the vandalism.

Aug. 3 – Smithers RCMP responded to a complaint that a male was loitering around Dairy Queen for the past hour and behaving in a strange fashion. The male was checked by the police and was asked to move along, which he complied. The male did not appear to be a danger to himself or others and was not apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

Aug. 4 – Smithers RCMP received a complaint that there was a fight between two males and a female at Home Hardware. Police attended and located the parties involved. There was no physical altercation upon arrival and all parties involved appeared fine. No charges were pursued.

Aug. 5 – Smithers RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male at the Broadway Shelter trying to fight with everyone that spoke with him. Police attended and arrested the male for causing a disturbance. The male attempted to assault the police officer. He was restrained and no injuries were sustained by either the suspect or officer. The police are recommending charges for assaulting a police officer, obstruction, and causing a disturbance.

Aug. 6 – A complaint that five people were drinking alcohol in public in the field behind the library was received by Smithers RCMP. Police arrived to discover several individuals passing around two bottles of wine. The group poured out the wine and were warned about drinking in public. Charges were not laid. Citizens are reminded that consumption of liquor in a public place is a Liquor Control and Licensing Act violation. Liquor consumption is also illegal on boats, unless they are larger vessels and are licensed or have sleeping quarters.

Aug. 7 – At 10:40 a.m., Smithers RCMP received a report of a vehicle hit and run at the Tim Hortons parking lot. The collision occurred around 9:50 a.m. There was a significant scratch left on the rear driver’s side of a brown 2003 Honda Pilot. Police are seeking public assistance for any information.

Aug. 8 – At 3:12 a.m., Smithers RCMP received a report of a robbery in progress at Copperside Foods on Highway 16. A male and female wearing masks entered the store. The male demanded cash from the register while brandishing a knife, and the pair fled on foot. Patrols failed to locate the suspects. Police are examining surveillance tapes and Terrace Forensic Identification Services is examining items touched by the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to immediately contact Smithers RCMP or Crimestoppers.


Released by Const. L.R. Stryde

Smithers RCMP