Vernon corn thief turns himself in

By 1075 Beach Radio News
August 9, 2018 - 8:39am

VERNON — The pressure from the publicity was too much.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say a man suspected in the robbery of a Sparkes corn stand on Kalamalka Road Wednesday afternoon has turned himself in.

Constable Kelly Brett says the alleged robber walked into the RCMP detachment about 4 yesterday afternoon and was taken into custody.

Constable Brett says the fact the picture of the vehicle the suspect used was plastered all over media websites and social media was a major factor in the man’s decision.

She says had it not been for that, it’s likely a suspect would not have been caught.

A 37 year old Vernon man is now facing possible robbery charges and remains in custody.

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