Police investigating a robbery attempt, vehicle crash report

Kamloops City

2023-02-23 11:44 PST

File # 2023-6241

A suspect was arrested last night following an investigation that involved a vehicle crash on Nicola Street, robbery attempt, and a Canada-wide warrant.

On Feb. 22, 2023, around 7:53 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers were called to the 400-block of Nicola Street where a vehicle had crashed and rolled over, two men could be heard fighting and one of them was yelling to call 911. One of the two men was observed fleeing the area with visible injuries.

Multiple police officers responded and found the owner of the crashed vehicle, who alleged a man had tried to rob him and an altercation occurred inside his vehicle, which caused his vehicle to collide with two other vehicles, then flip over, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson.

The suspect departed on foot down Battle Street and left in a vehicle. As part of the investigation and with the assistance of the Salmon Arm RCMP, the suspect was located in Tappen, taken into custody, and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was also wanted and arrested on a Canada-wide warrant. The victim was treated and released from a Kamloops hospital.

Thanks to the fast response of the officers attending and the assistance of the Salmon Arm RCMP Detachment, police were able to quickly take a suspect into custody and the investigation is progressing well, with assistance provided to the frontline officers by the local Forensic Identification Services Unit and General Investigations Support Team, added Cpl. Evelyn.

If anyone witnessed, heard, or recorded anything – such as the initial contact between the men, the injured man fleeing, or something else that could be related to this investigation, please contact police if you haven’t already.

Those with information are asked to please phone the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-6241.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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