April 16, 2019 1:50 am

Man arrested following Kelowna armed robbery

Kurtis Sanderson faces several charges in connection to an armed robbery in Kelowna on Sunday morning.

Kurtis Sanderson faces several charges in connection to an armed robbery in Kelowna on Sunday morning.

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A 23-year-old man has been charged with robbery and firearms offences in connection with a hold-up Sunday morning in Kelowna.

A knife-wielding man entered the Esso station at 2380 Highway 97 N at 10:30 a.m. and demanded cash, according to RCMP.

Police located a suspect less than two hours later at his house and executed two search warrants in relation to the robbery.

RCMP seized a knife, a loaded sawed-off shotgun and other evidence connected to the robbery, they said.

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Court records show Kurtis Alan Sanderson appeared in court on the charges on Monday morning.

He faces a charges of robbery, possession of a firearm without a licence and careless use or storage of a firearm.

Sanderson remains in custody and will be back in court Apr. 18.

 

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