Police make arrest in string of armed robberies

A suspect has been arrested in connection with last week’s case of the dirt bike robber.

Campbell River RCMP have made the arrest in relation to a string of armed robberies at local convenience stores.

Police said charges were laid against a 38-year-old male from Campbell River who is currently being held in custody with a court date set for later this month.

“With the public’s assistance, a suspect in this matter was identified. Further police investigation led to the male being arrested and charged. We would like to thank the public for their assistance in this particular investigation and for their continued diligence,” said Const. Sara Clark.

Last week, Campbell River RCMP sought help in identifying a suspect in a robbery on Feb. 23 at the Quinsam Shell station.

A male approached the counter and threatened the cashiers with a knife, demanding the cash from the business’ tills. He fled the scene on a royal blue dirt bike (see surveillance picture below).