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Princeton police nab suspects after violent Salmon Arm B & E

Princeton RCMP has apprehended two suspects connected to a violent residential break and enter and robbery carried out on June 29, 2020 in Salmon Arm BC.

Click here to view the original news release (June 29, 2020).

On July 2, 2020 shortly after 2 p.m., Princeton RCMP responded to a suspicious person report from a local Blackmine Road resident, who had a strange encounter with a man he believed was casing the area. The complainant followed the suspicious male, who met up with a second man, and the pair were surrounded by a group of local residents when front line officers arrived on scene.

As a result of the ongoing investigation being led by Salmon Arm RCMP General Investigation Section, both men had since been identified as suspects in the recent violent break and enter, and robbery in Salmon Arm. They were each taken into police custody without incident.

Front line officers performed checks of nearby homes along Blackmine Road and located a residence that showed signs of forced entry and believed it to be the scene of a break and enter, said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the RCMP Southeast District.

The 46-year-old Nanaimo man, and 44-year-old Kelowna man were held in police custody. Each face a number of potential criminal charges pending the conclusion of investigations in both Salmon Arm and Princeton.

If you have any additional information you are asked to call the Princeton RCMP at 250-295-6911 or the Salmon Arm RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) at 250-832-6044.