Penticton beer store robber gets three years in jail

Cashier threatened during November 2012 heist at Barley Mill Cold Beer and Wine Store

A Penticton man who threatened a cashier at the Barley Mill Cold Beer and Wine Store has been handed a three year sentence.

Judge Gale Sinclair sentenced Steven Allen to a federal prison sentence for a robbery that took place in 2012.

The 37-year-old approached a female cashier shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2012, and demanded she hand over the money in the cash till while threatening to stab and hurt her with a serrated knife if she did not co-operate.

Allen got away with money and a 12-pack of beer, leaving the scene in a white vehicle which had been reported stolen from the McDonald’s parking lot earlier in the afternoon.

Mounties eventually caught up with Allen walking in the 3000 block of Main Street and arrested him.

Allen, will receive 134 days credit for the time he was in custody prior to sentencing.