Local man arrested after robbery of Duncan's 7-Eleven store Tuesday

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A Duncan man faces several charges after allegedly robbing Duncan's Government Street 7-Eleven Tuesday afternoon, police say.


Scott Fairburn, 42, has been charged with robbery, wearing a disguise during and offence, and criminal harassment, Cpl. Jon Stuart of the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment says in a release.

Fairbairn was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Mounties answered a robbery call at the 7-Eleven where the suspect was reported to be brandishing a weapon and wearing a disguise. A small amount of money was taken, Stuart says.

"Police dog services were utilized, along with uniformed members. A lone male was subsequently located and arrested in a vehicle not far from the crime scene."

Due to the similar nature of a Jan. 26 robbery at the 7-Eleven on the Trans-Canada Highway at Trunk Road, the possibility that the two crimes are linked is being pursued, he noted.

Witnesses of Tuesday's robbery are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-748-5522, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You do not have to reveal your identity to CrimeStoppers.

Information to CrimeStoppers leading to an arrest, recovery of stolen property, or seizure of illicit drugs, could earn a cash award.


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