Two alleged robbers caught for two robberies

Two Kelowna men are facing charges in connection with a couple of armed robberies early Monday.

Police say the first robbery happened shortly after midnight at the Chevron gas station on Gordon Drive where two suspects entered with covered faces.

“When confronted, the lone store clerk quickly noticed that the men were each in possession of what appeared to be weapons and subsequently safely secured himself inside a staff area,” said Kelowna Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey. He said the men got away with some cash and tobacco products.

Police say the second robbery happened at the Mac’s convenience store on KLO in Kelowna shortly before 3 a.m. When two men with the faces covered, demanded money and tobacco products. One of them was armed with a knife. Both fled on foot.

One of the suspects was spotted by police nearby the Mac’s store and was taken into custody following a foot chase. Police say the second suspect was found hiding on the roof of a residential carport.

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Police say both suspects are 19 and remain in custody with charges pending.

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