News

Vernon robbery attempt lands suspect two years

A Kelowna man who attempted to rob a Vernon gas station with a tape recorder has been given a two-year conditional sentence.

Kevin James Summerfelt, 41, was also given a mandatory lifetime firearms prohibition and ordered to provide a DNA sample at his sentencing in Vernon Provincial Court Wednesday.

Vernon RCMP were called to a report of a late-night robbery attempt in January at the Quality Chevron Service on 32nd Street.

Police reported that a man who appeared to be intoxicated entered the service station, went up to the till, waved a tape recorder and said it was a robbery. The cashier did not comply and the suspect left the store.

A man matching the description of the suspect was picked up a short time later a few blocks away.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Westwood boosts Okanagan College
Stolen dog returned to SPCA shelter
 
Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
 
Minister of music releases labour of love
Possible bomb threat at Safeway
 
B.C. to announce Peace River dam decision
 
RCMP address Safeway bomb threat

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.