Williams Lake’s first armed robbery of the year happened May 5 at the Petro Canada station on Oliver Street.
According to Insp. Warren Brown of the Williams Lake RCMP, two adults — a 48-year-old male and a 22-year-old female — came into the gas station at around 9:05 p.m., threatened an employee with a knife, and took approximately $200 in cash.
Officers reviewed video footage of the robbery in an attempt to identify the suspects. At approximately 10 p.m. the officers, with the assistance of a local security guard, were successful in arresting the suspects.
Both reside in Williams Lake and were released to appear in Williams Lake provincial court on June 27.
“They are not allowed to have contact or go near the Petro Canada as part of their bail. And they have some strict curfew restrictions as part of the release,” Brown adds.