Police track down suspect in wallet robbery

By James Peters
April 29, 2016 - 11:23am

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops RCMP say, more than a week after a robber stole a wallet from a man walking on the North Shore, they've got their man.

The initial crime happened last Wednesday on Tranquille Road.

Police identified the crook and obtained a warrant, but he wasn't tracked down until yesterday, when an officer was investigating a suspicious person complaint at the Silver Sage RV Park on the Tk'emlups reserve.

Corporal Jodi Shelkie says the suspect was arrested after a brief search.

Shelkie says investigators kept on the file, even though the original crime was more than a week ago.

"Somebody who has robbed someone, we take that very seriously, and whatever the time frame we are going to have a warrant out for them," said Cpl. Shelkie, adding "If we haven't located them in a timely manner, we request a warrant, so that any police officer who finds them is able to arrest them. So if they go to another community, police officers (there) too, will know there is a warrant out for their arrest."

A 38 year old man is expected to go before a judge today.

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