Terminal Park liquor store robber pleads guilty

NANAIMO – A suspect charged in the B.C. Liquor Store robbery on Jan. 10 has pleaded guilty and will serve time in jail.

A suspect charged in the robbery of the Terminal Park Liquor Store robbery has pleaded guilty and will serve time in jail.

Chance Kenton Nichol, 21, was charged in February with robbery and intent to commit an indictable offence while having his face masked. He entered the guilty plea on Tuesday and was sentenced to two years less a day in jail.

In addition, Nichol also faces a one-year probation order and a firearms prohibition for 10 years.

Ron Parsons, Crown counsel, said he couldn’t comment as the case is still open – another suspect has been arrested.

“It’s before the courts and the [co-accused] hasn’t entered a plea or an election or anything at this point,” Parsons said.

According to RCMP, three men, with faces covered, entered the Terminal Park Mall liquor store late on Jan. 10 and got away with several bottles of wine. A shotgun was fired into the store ceiling and bear spray used.

Police are still searching for the third suspect, said Const. Gary O’Brien, spokesman for the Nanaimo RCMP.