Retired sheriff nabs alleged shrimp thief

A retired B.C. Sheriff, pursued the man and restrained him on the ground until police arrived.

On Aug. 7 around 4 p.m. 32-year-old Bryan Murray Moxam from Penticton stole four bags of shrimp from the IGA on Government Street.

Upon leaving the IGA the man struggled with two store employees who were attempting to apprehend him. The man was able to free himself and ran away on foot.

A customer, who was a retired B.C. Sheriff, pursued the man and restrained him on the ground until police arrived.

Moxam appeared in court Monday and was charged with theft under $5,000 and was released on a promise to appear and given conditions including a curfew and was instructed not to attend within two blocks of the IGA.