Castlegar man facing charges in connection with attempted armed robbery
A Castlegar man will be in court today facing several charges after an attempted robbery yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
“On Aug. 17 at 12:30 a.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to a complaint of a robbery at a local hotel,” Mathew explained. “A male had entered the lobby and approached the lone female clerk, where he then brandished a weapon and demanded money. The clerk responded by saying that she didn’t have any money on hand, and the male then left the hotel.”
Mathew said police were able to find the man near the hotel a short time later. No one was injured.
“A 36-year-old Castlegar man is facing charges of: robbery, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and assault with a weapon.”