Deroche store robbed at knifepoint

Cash and cigarettes stolen from Shell Gas Station on Lougheed Highway

A 27-year-old Mission man was arrested following an armed robbery in Deroche March 12.

RCMP say a lone suspect entered the Shell Gas Station on Lougheed Highway in the small rural community east of Mission, and threatened the clerk with a knife.

The suspect fled the store in a vehicle with cash and cigarettes. Mission Mounties spotted a vehicle matching the description and arrested the driver, who was found to be in possession of money and cigarettes, allegedly taken during the robbery.

The man is in custody awaiting a bail hearing. Police have not released his name and so far, no charges have been laid.