Creston RCMP arrest male who robbed Extra Foods pharmacy

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  • Dec. 11, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Extra Foods was the scene of a robbery on Sunday when a male told the pharmacist on duty that he had a gun and wanted some diazepam.

Creston RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said the male then attempted to leave through a locked entrance before exiting through the store’s front entrance.

“I’d like to commend store employees and people in the parking lot, who did everything right,” Gollan said. “They were able to give us a description and other information that helped us arrest him a short time later. They didn’t attempt to obstruct him.”

Police arrested a suspect at a residence a short time later and now believe he was bluffing about having a gun. He was taken into custody and will likely face armed robbery charges.