Man charged in two separate robberies

Île Salt Spring

2024-02-19 12:17 HNP

Dossier nº 2024-157

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One man arrested and charged following two theft incidents.

On January 2, 2024, Salt Spring RCMP responded to a local gas station on Fulford Ganges Rd after a man allegedly stole a tip jar. Police located and arrested the suspect and he was eventually released on an Undertaking with a future court date.

On January 29, 2024 Salt Spring Island Pharmasave staff reported that on the day prior (January 28, 2024) a man allegedly attended the store and demanded cash. Police located the man and arrested him for Robbery and held him in custody for court.

A detailed report to Crown Counsel was forwarded for consideration of charges. As a result, Crown Counsel approved one count of Theft and one count of Robbery against the suspect, 55-year-old Joao Soares.

Mr. Soares is due to appear in Salt Spring court on March 8, 2024.

Anyone with information is asked to call Salt Spring RCMP at 250-537-6757.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Alex Bérubé
S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les médias)
District de l’île
2881, rue Nanaimo, Victoria (C.-B.) V8T 4Z8
Bureau : 250-380-6110
Cellulaire : 778-836-8153

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