Man arrested after 7-11 robbed at knifepoint

A North Vancouver man is behind bars and charged with allegedly robbing Duncan’s 7-Eleven store on Government Street Sunday, police said.

The cops collared Richard Reid Warner, 41, shortly after the 5:30 p.m. robbery when cash was allegedly demanded at knifepoint.

An officer in a police cruiser patrolling nearby quickly answered a call from 7-Eleven staff.

The officer searching the area noticed a suspicious looking male matching the thief’s description, said Const. Markus Lueder of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment.

The suspect then ran into the woods west of the 7-11, and hopped a fence around a nearby townhouse complex where he was captured, Lueder explained.

Cash from the store’s business day was found when the suspect was searched.

Warner was being held in police custody until he attends court to face charges of robbery and breach of probation, Lueder said.

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