A Kamloops man is charged with several offences, following a robbery and multi-vehicle crash on the North Shore Friday afternoon.
Bradley James Venn, 19, of Kamloops is charged with one count each of robbery, fail to stop for police, dangerous driving, and fail to remain at the scene of a collision.
On Aug. 5, 2022 at approximately 2:47 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to Fortune Drive for an armed robbery report in which a man had allegedly threatened a cab driver with a weapon and stole their taxi.
Police quickly located the sole suspect and occupant of the stolen vehicle and attempted to stop him, but the suspect fled at a high rate of speed and collided with two other vehicles, then ran from the area on foot. He was arrested shortly after with the assistance of the Police Dog Service Unit.
Police immediately responded and located the sole suspect in the cab in the area. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, which then fled at a high rate of speed. The stolen taxi was then involved in collisions with two other vehicles, and the suspect fled the area on foot.
This was very brazen and dangerous situation in a highly populated area of the city putting the public at extreme risk. Through the immediate and strategic response of our front line members and Police Dog Services, this offender was successfully arrested and there were no injuries to the public,” stated the Officer in Charge of Operations, Insp. Jeff Pelley.