UPDATE: At 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon (March 1), a 55-year old man from Chase and a 67-year old man from Creston were arrested in association with the earlier robbery.
Vernon RCMP received a tip from the member of the public and located the car and the two men. They are in police custody and are expected to appear in court later today.
“We want to thank everyone who called in with information,” said Constable Chris Terleski, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. “The successful outcome of this investigation highlights the important role the public plays in solving crime in our community and we are incredibly thankful for your support.”
Police are on the hunt for a car associated with a Vernon robbery Tuesday morning.
A man entered the business in the 4300-block of 32nd Street March 1 around 9:45 a.m. He allegedly produced a firearm while demanding cash and fled from the scene prior to the arrival of police and was seen departing in a small passenger vehicle.
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are distributing a photo of the suspect vehicle captured by video surveillance from the area. The vehicle is believed to be a four-door, light coloured, older model (1998-2002) Mazda 626 or similar model.
“Police are actively searching for the suspect and are asking the public for their assistance in locating the involved vehicle. Anyone who sees the suspect vehicle is urged not to approach it, and should call 911 immediately,” media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski said.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and additional information will be released when available.