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Police arrest Revelstoke man for December Shell station robbery
A two-month RCMP investigation has culminated in the arrest of a Revelstoke man for the Dec. 19, 2013 robbery of the Revelstoke Shell gas station.
RCMP executed a search warrant on a local residence on Feb. 25, where they arrested a 28-year-old man.
Police spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney said the man was taken into custody without incident. He described the arrest as "co-operative."
A Crown prosecutor has approved a charge of robbery.
Police allege the man is the individual who entered the Shell station just before midnight on Dec. 19 and demanded money from the attendant, who obliged. No weapon was involved, although the attendant was concerned the man had a concealed weapon.
Cpl. Blakney said RCMP made the arrest thanks to public tips to police and to Crimestoppers. The day after the robbery, police appealed for public help and circulated a security camera image of the robber.
This led to a number of anonymous tips.
The man has been released from custody on conditions. He is due to appear in Revelstoke court on May 14, 2014.
Regarding his release from custody, Cpl. Blakney commented: "We don't see this person as a concern to public safety."
Blakney said the video image released to media distorted the appearance of the man to make him look stalkier than he actually is.
Police are not releasing the name of the man charged with the robbery.
None of the allegations against the man have been proven in court.