Criminal Code charges have been laid against a Williams Lake woman allegedly responsible for a series of robberies in Prince George on the weekend.
On Monday, Sept. 24, Provincial Crown Counsel approved the following charges against 22-year-old Christine Trisha Ivany: robbery, attempted robbery (two counts), disguise with intent (three counts), obstructing a peace officer, and fail to comply with recognizance (two counts)
Police say the first robbery occurred just before 7:30 a.m. Police received a report of a robbery at a motel located on the 1500 block of Highway 97 South in the city. A suspect fled the area before police arrived. The indication at the scene was that a female suspect in a balaclava mask and wearing a blue hoodie produced an edged weapon and demanded cash.
Shortly after 11 a.m. a second report of a robbery was received, this time at a restaurant on the 400 block of Dominion Street. A female suspect with a mask and wearing a hoodie demanded money and fled on foot.
Eleven minutes later, at 11:30 a.m., the RCMP received a third report of a robbery. A business on the 1600 block of Third Avenue was the target. A female suspect wearing a mask demanded money and fled on foot.
Minutes later, Prince George RCMP general duty officers located and arrested a woman believed to be responsible for all three offences. A mask and knife were recovered and seized.
The 22-year-old from Williams Lake is known to police. No one was physically hurt during these robberies.
Anyone with information on these offences, is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or, anonymously, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips.”