Suspect nabbed in armed robbery case

Police have located and arrested a man they believe to be responsible for the armed robbery on Monday night.

At approximately 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday February 7, the Prince George RCMP received information from a member of the public that the suspect was inside a business near the corner of 15th Avenue and Ospika Boulevard. 

Officers attended the business and arrested the suspect without incident.  The suspect was in possession of a replica handgun.  Further evidence from the armed robbery was also seized.

Chayne Neale Lafantaise, 27,from Tsey Keh Dene, was held in custody overnight.  He has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, using an imitation firearm while committing robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, failing to comply with probation, and possession of ammunition while prohibited. 

These charges are in relation to an armed robbery that occurred at a retail business on the 4100 block of 15th Avenue in Prince George on Monday.

A man entered the business and produced what appeared to be a hand gun.  He then fled the area on foot with a small amount of cash and lottery tickets. 

 No one was physically harmed during this offence.

“Cooperation from the public assists police in performing our duties effectively, which in turn allows us to move investigations forward quickly and achieve positive outcomes, as was the case with this incident,” said Inspector Shaun Wright, Operations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.  “We appreciate the support and assistance of the public as we continue to use all available resources to seek out and arrest the small segment of society that are causing harm in our community.”

If you have any information about Criminal activity in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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