Police say they put an end to what they say was a ‘one man crime spree’ in Salmon Arm.
It started with a man stealing a purse at Shuswap Lakes Hospital Monday night.
The suspect then allegedly assaulted a female taxi driver and tried to steal her car.
“The taxi operator was not injured,” says RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West.
The 25 year old suspect was arrested for robbery, theft, fraud and obstruction.
“During the ensuing investigation it was learned that the male had been released to appear in court in another BC town for property crime offences just a day before,” says West.
West says the man appeared in court, and was ordered held in custody by a judge.