A 40-year old local man has been charged by the local RCMP for robberies in downtown Squamish. The man remains in custody and his first court appearance is in North Vancouver court at the end of February. His name won’t be released until then, police said.
On February 9th, 2018, at approximately 8:30 pm, Squamish RCMP received the first of several calls regarding a man who had allegedly entered a downtown Squamish business with a weapon demanding money from the employees. The second call to the RCMP came from a restaurant close by, whose employee stated a man had allegedly entered their store with a weapon and demanded money.
Squamish RCMP attended both businesses and due to eye witness accounts were able to get a detailed description and possible identification of the suspect. A short time later police located a man matching the suspect description and he was arrested without incident.
The man was identified as 40 year old resident of Squamish and is currently charged with 8 offences including: One count of Robbery with a Weapon, One count of attempt Robbery with a Weapon, two counts of Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm, two counts of Disguise with Intent, one count of possession of a weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Anyone with information which may contribute to the investigation are asked to call Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or if they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca