Barriere RCMP gives updates on current investigations

Police believe two incidents of robbery and attempted robbery incidents of not related

Submitted by Barriere RCMP Cpl. Steve Mancini

Robbery: On Aug. 24, 2015 at approximately 22:30, the Barriere RCMP were notified of a robbery that occurred within the town of Barriere. The investigation revealed that the victim(s) were approached by an unknown male who produced a weapon and demanded personal items. A brief struggle ensued and the unknown male fled the area on foot. The male was described as wearing a dark coloured hooded sweater. The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of Kamloops Forensic Identification Services. Attempted Robbery:

On Sept. 19, 2015 at approximately 20:54, the Barriere RCMP were notified of an attempted Robbery which occurred in the town of Barriere. The investigation revealed that the victim was approached by an unknown male who demanded items from the victim. When the victim declined, the unknown male produced a weapon. A brief struggle ensued and the unknown male fled the area. The male was described as being approximately 5’8”, wearing a black hooded sweater and black jeans. The investigation is ongoing. To date no arrests have been made, and police continue to investigate the incidents.

Police do not believe the incidents are related and are requesting that anyone with information regarding one or both of the robberies contact the Barriere RCMP at 250-672-9918 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

As a result of an increase in residential and motor vehicle thefts, the Barriere RCMP would like to remind the public to ensure they lock the doors to their residences as well as vehicles. The RCMP are also asking that the public report any suspicious persons or behaviour to them by contacting the Barriere RCMP Detachment or by calling 911.

Should any members of the public wish to express concern regarding community issues, the Barriere Community Consultative Group is meeting on Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. at the Ridge and welcome members of the community to attend to voice any concerns as well as discuss possible solutions.