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Two people arrested in connection with armed robbery of gas station

Armed robbery led to temporary lockdown at PSO

A man and a woman were arrested Saturday in connection with the armed robbery Sept. 23 of the Husky Service station.

Keldon Rivard, 25, who had two outstanding warrants for arrest, has been charged with robbery and assault with a weapon, while Mahayla Miller, 26, has been charged with robbery. Both suspects remain in custody.

Anyone who was in the area of Birch Avenue between First Street and Horse Lake Road from 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Sept. 23 and may have have seen any suspicious people or vehicles, or has dashcam footage, is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

ORIGINAL STORY

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary was placed under a temporary lockdown Thursday afternoon, as police pursued a suspect involved in a robbery at the Cariboo Husky Service Station in 100 Mile House.

Sgt. Brad McKinnon said the suspect entered the Husky in the afternoon on Sept. 23 and threatened the station attendant with a weapon, demanding the contents of the cash register. After receiving the money, the individual fled on foot towards the 100 Mile downtown core.

McKinnon said that due to the Husky’s proximity to PSO, which was about to let out for the day, the RCMP placed the school under a temporary lock and hold order. While he said there was “nothing to suggest there was a threat to the school itself,” the detachment didn’t want students wandering around as they conducted their search for the robber.

This investigation is ongoing and McKinnon said officers are asking anyone who was in the area of Birch Avenue, between First Street and Horse Lake Road, between 1:15 and 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 23 who witnessed suspicious behaviour to contact the RCMP at 250-395-2456 or 1-800-222-8477. Anyone with pertinent dashcam footage is also asked to supply it to the detachment.

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