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.



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