A Vernon armed robbery suspect was arrested after a foot chase through some back yards.
Police say a taxi driver was robbed around 9 am Monday by a man who produced a knife and demanded cash before fleeing on 32nd Street.
Mounties located the suspect who tried to evade officers by running through residential yards and Vernon Creek.
The 20 year old Vernon man was apprehended on 25th Avenue, near the Sterling Business Centre.
“Our members did a great job at responding and apprehending the suspect, who they believed was armed with a knife, within minutes,” says Cst. Kelly Brett. “The male is well known to police and is currently facing criminal charges on other unrelated matters.”
The suspect is being held in custody pending a court date Thursday.
He’s facing possible charges of robbery, disguising his face with intent to commit an offence and failing to comply with a recognizance order.