Second Vernon bank robbery suspect arrested

Vernon RCMP have arrested a second person in connection with a string of robberies at Vernon financial institutions.

"Officers from the Vernon Serious Crimes unit arrested a 30-year-old woman from Vernon who was allegedly involved with a man when the robberies took place," said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The robberies took place over a seven-month period at VantageOne Credit Union, Bank of Montreal and HSBC.

The female suspect is expected to appear in Vernon Provincial Court today (Friday).

Michael Lawrence Schoenknecht, 30, of Vernon, has been charged with three counts of armed robbery in connection with the incidents. He has been remanded in custody pending his next court appearance Aug. 8.


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