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Police are looking for the culprit who tried to rob a person who had just used a downtown bank machine.

The incident occurred Sunday, at 8:12 p.m., outside the CIBC bank branch on Shopper’s Row.

According to RCMP, the victim had just withdrawn funds from the automated teller machine and was then confronted by a man. The suspect demanded all the money, but the victim refused, resulting in a scuffle between the two.

The suspect failed to get any money and then fled on foot. The suspect is described as an aboriginal man in his late 20s or early 30s. He stands about 5’6”, weighs approximately 180 pounds, has facial hair and was wearing a white hooded pullover with a killer whale design on the front. He was also wearing blue jeans and had his face covered with a white cloth.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

Stolen truck found, four arrested

Four people were arrested after they were found travelling in a stolen pickup truck bearing stolen licence plates.

An RCMP officer spotted the stolen vehicle in Campbell River last Thursday around 8:10 p.m. The while Ford F150 was reported stolen in Fort St. John while the licence plates were taken for another vehicle in Tumbler Ridge.

The investigation into this matter continues with charges being recommended against three men and one woman.

On Friday, police received a report of a theft of pickup truck which had occurred at some point over the past week.

The vehicle is a 1997 Ford F150 with B.C. Licence CH0722. It had been parked on Roberts Reach, when the owner returned, he discovered it had been stolen.

The owner advised that the vehicle had a business placard on the drivers door which stated “Halland’s Power Washing.”

 

Vehicle catches fire, driver impaired

On Jan. 18, at 9:55 p.m., RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 28 near Argonaut Road.

The first officer to arrive located a woman walking away from the crash scene, who confirmed that she had been the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle.

The officer detected signs of impairment and obtained a road side breath sample which resulted in a reading of fail. The vehicle, a 2008 Enclave, was found to be on fire requiring members of the Campbell River Fire Department to attend and extinguish it.

A charge of impaired driving is being recommended against the 41-year-old driver.

On Friday, at 12:50 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision on South Island Highway at Oyster Bay Main.

The investigator determined that the operator of a Mercury Sable braked for a pedestrian, lost control and crossed over the centre line striking a 2009 Nissan.

Roads at the time were very slippery and snow covered. No charges were pursued as a result of this collision.

 

Residential B&E

On Jan. 21, at 11:40 a.m., Mounties received a report of a residential break and enter in the 2100 block of Island Highway.

The complainant reported that unknown culprits had broken into the residence and stole a 22-inch Toshiba TV.

 

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