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Youth sentenced to house arrest

A male young offender has been given house arrest after threatening to rob a Vernon couple at knifepoint last year.

The 16-year-old, who can’t be named because of his age, was given six months of deferred custody and supervision and a year of probation for his part in an incident in downtown Vernon in September 2012.

Police were called to a report of a masked individual trying to rob a couple at knifepoint in the caller’s house in the 3300 block of 30th Avenue at 12:30 a.m.

The victims locked themselves in a bedroom and phoned police. When officers arrived, they observed a man with a ski mask on his face and large kitchen knife in his hand.

He was told to drop the knife and get on the floor. The suspect complied.

The man was in possession of several items from the home in a backpack he had with him.

The victims were not harmed.

 

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