Five arrested and in custody following early morning robbery

Williams Lake

2020-05-13 14:52 PDT

File # 2020-3948

On Wednesday May 13th 2020 at 4:28 AM, four people walked into the 150 Mile House Husky Gas bar wearing balaclavas, armed with a weapon and forcibly removed the ATM machine. The suspects then fled the scene, southbound on the highway, in a black truck.

Williams Lake RCMP immediately responded to the robbery in progress and notified 100 Mile House RCMP as the suspect vehicle was reported to be headed south.

A second suspect vehicle was quickly identified and when police attempted to stop the vehicle, the Pontiac Sunfire fled from police down a rural road.

Police strategically set up containment of the area as they conducted a search. At 6:50 AM on the same day, police located the vehicle and the suspects hiding in the brush attempting to camouflage themselves and the vehicle.

Five people were arrested without incident and have been held in custody. One adult is a prolific offender and is well known to the Williams Lake RCMP. Two of the five are youths and will not be named. The black truck and ATM machine have since been recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

The Williams Lake RCMP is committed to targeting prolific offenders to keep our community safe said Insp Jeff Pelley, OIC Williams Lake Detachment. Prolific and priority offenders involved in these crime types are a risk to the general public

If you have any information about this crime contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392 6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.
 

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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