Suspect arrested in skateboard park robbery

A male is in custody facing one charge each of robbery, extortion and uttering threats after an incident in Boitanio Park last weekend.

  • Sep. 21, 2015 6:00 a.m.

A male is in custody facing one charge each of robbery, extortion and uttering threats under the Young Offenders Act following an incident in Boitanio Park last weekend.

Staff Sgt. Del Byron said the victim was approached by a male in the skateboard park at about 7:55 p.m. Saturday and robbed of his cell phone, head phones, pocket watch and loose change.

Police allege the suspect then uttered threats and had given the victim a chance to buy back their phone at a later date.

Byron said three people witnessed the incident and, with the help of the victim and a locator app, police were able to trace the suspect and make an arrest.

The suspect was expected to make his first court appearance on the matter Monday in Williams Lake Provincial Court.

 

 

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