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Four people charged following armed robbery

Two men and two youths, one of the female, have been charged following an early morning armed robbery at the gas station at Fifth Avenue and Tabor Boulevard Wednesday.

The robbery occurred just before 1 a.m.

Police say three people, wearing disguises, entered the business while a fourth remained outside.  The trio demanded cash and struck the lone employee with a blunt object.  A small amount of cash and some cigarettes were taken.  All four suspects fled on foot before police could be called.

Several officers attended the area to search for the suspects.

At approximately 1:05 a.m., all four suspects were located and arrested near an elementary school on Rainbow Drive in Prince George. All four are currently residents of Prince George.

The victim’s injuries are not believed to be serious.  Cash and cigarettes were recovered.

The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following charges against 24-year-old Brandon Richard Joseph:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following charge against 18 year old Jonathon Christopher Matthews:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following charges against the 17-year-old girl:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace

The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following charges against the 17-year-old boy:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The names of the youths cannot be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

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