Suspected beer store robber arrested in Penticton

A 37-year-old Penticton man is facing charges for allegedly threatening a cashier with a knife and robbing the Barley Mill Beer and Wine Store.

Steven Allen appeared at the Penticton courthouse on Monday for a single charge or robbery and will remain in custody for a psychiatric evaluation to be completed.

RCMP said a male approached the female cashier shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and demanded the till money, threatening to stab and hurt her with the serrated knife if she did not co-operate.

Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said the male took the cash from the till and a 12-pack of beer  and left the scene in a white car that a witness got a licence plate number of. The vehicle had been reported stolen from the McDonald’s parking lot earlier in the afternoon and has since been recovered.

Mounties caught up with the suspect the following morning walking in the 3000 block of Main Street.

Allen is scheduled to next appear in court on Dec. 5.

Penticton RCMP are continuing their investigation into the incident and ask anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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