Attempted robbery leads to jail

Two counts of attempted robbery and one count of possession of stolen property have resulted in jail time for a Vernon man.

Adam William Nichols, 28, was sentenced to a total of 385 days in jail in Vernon Provincial Court by Judge Edmond De Walle.

Nichols was sentenced to 255 days in jail and given a 10-year firearms prohibition in connection with an incident in downtown Vernon in May.

He was a suspect in an incident at the downtown Scotiabank’s automated teller machine on May 22 at 1:15 a.m. when two women told police that a man demanded cash from them at the ATM, and threatened them with what he claimed was an infected hypodermic needle if they didn’t comply.

Police asked the public’s assistance in locating the suspect, and were rewarded on June 12 when a tip to Nichols’ whereabouts resulted in police finding him at a trailer in Westwold.

Police believed Nichols arrived at the trailer with a truck and trailer reported stolen out of Salmon Arm.

Nichols was sentenced by De Walle to an additional 130 days in jail, to be served consecutively with the attempted robbery counts, for possession of stolen property.


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