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Arrest made in Vernon robbery case

An arrest has been made after a Vernon senior was robbed.

Police took a 27-year-old woman into custody in relation to an incident at the CIBC bank machine on 30th Avenue Feb. 10.

“She is known to police,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

During the incident, an 83-year-old man was withdrawing money from the bank machine when someone allegedly reached around him and grabbed the cash.

The man grabbed the suspect’s jacket, but the suspect was able to get loose and leave the building.

Police went over video surveillance and a description of the suspect was issued to residents.

“Numerous people called in and said, ‘I think it’s so and so,’” said Molendyk.

The 27-year-old woman was released and is expected to appear in court at a future date. Specific charges have not been determined.

 

While he was following the suspect outside of the bank, the senior slipped on some snow and fell, cutting the back of his head and injuring his shoulder.

 

 

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