21 days for smashing window, stealing phone

The man was arrested and sentenced the same day of the crime at Penticton’s 7-Eleven

A man will serve 21 days in jail for smashing a 7-Eleven window and stealing from the store.

Police responded to the 7-Eleven on South Main Street at about 3 a.m. Monday morning, where police say a man stole a phone, assaulted an employee of the store and kicked out a glass window before fleeing the scene, heading north on Main Street.

“The male was located a short distance away at a housing complex matching the description and was arrested for the robbery, assault and mischief to the window,” Cpl. Ted Manchulenko said.

It’s not clear if the employee sustained any serious injuries from the assault.

According to court records, Aaron Paul Hillstad was charged with theft under $5,000 and mischief under $5,000 for smashing a glass door on Monday, at 7-Eleven.

Appearing on what was supposed to be a bail hearing, Hillstad instead entered a guilty plea on Monday, according to court documents. He was handed a 21-day sentence followed by 15 months of probation by Judge Gregory Koturbash.


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