Richmond Mounties have arrested and charged a suspect who allegedly robbed a convenience store clerk at knifepoint.
At around 11 p.m. on Aug. 22, police were called to a robbery in progress at the store in the 9000 block of Williams Road.
According to the victim, a man entered the store then allegedly produced a knife and demanded money.
After the man got money and multiple packs of cigarettes, he left the store and the area on foot.
Officers from the Richmond Mobile Enforcement Team quickly tracked the suspect down and arrested a man matching the description.
“The store clerk did exactly as he should have by following the suspect’s demands and then quickly calling police once it was safe to do so,” said Cpl. Adriana O’Malley.
“The clerk’s actions played a key role in this arrest.”
Edward Kurtis Carter has since been charged with one count of robbery and was subsequently released on a number of conditions, including not to possess any weapons.
The investigation remains active and on-going and anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca