Nanaimo RCMP catch suspect in Husky gas station robbery

NANAIMO – A 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the event.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on the weekend following a gas station robbery in north Nanaimo.

Police responded to a 911 call at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday from an employee of the Husky gas station at 5800 Turner Rd. after a man wearing a mask and dressed in camouflage clothing demanded the clerk hand over money from the cash register.

An undisclosed amount of cash was handed over and the suspect left. Police said no weapon was produced.

A police dog picked up a trail for only a short distance, but about 30 minutes later police stopped a van with a man and woman in it near McGirr and Hammond Bay roads. Mounties arrested the man driving the vehicle, but released the woman without charges.

Police are searching the vehicle for evidence and are recommending a charge of robbery against the suspect, who was released on a promise to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Feb. 23.

Just Posted

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Nanaimo’s ocean centre proponents studying whether their ideas are feasible

City allots $65,000 to help Nanaimo Deep Discovery Association pay for reports

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tent city isn’t causing unpleasant interactions

I am a little old lady, and I am not afraid of the tenters, says letter writer

Snuneymuxw, school district announce deal for old Woodbank school site

Snuneymuxw to provide programs for community at closed school

Nanaimo outscores Ladner to win senior B lacrosse championship

Timbermen defeat Pioneers 14-13 in overtime Tuesday at Frank Crane Arena

WestJet increases frequency on all Nanaimo flights for fall-winter season

Airline adds one additional flight per day on both Calgary and Vancouver routes

Regional climate adaptation agriculture testing to expand in B.C.

Ottawa funds farm projects to conserve water, remove invasive species

VIDEO: B.C. brother-and-sister RCMP officers Amazing Race Canada Heroes Edition

Courtney and Taylor Callens have become the team to beat

‘Can’t erase history’ by tearing down statues, Minister says

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna spoke on the contentious removal of John A. Macdonald

Man seriously injured in Lower Mainland home explosion

Police are trying to figure out what led to a homemade explosive detonating in a Coquitlam home

Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair continues to lead fight against MS

Burgers to Beat MS has raised more than $11 million since its inception in 2009

VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold

If you’ve ever had surgery with anaesthetic you know the coming out of it process can be a treat.

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

Most Read