Thorough police work resulted in a robbery suspect’s arrest less than two hours after the incident.
Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a robbery on the 400 block of Victoria Street. The victim reported a man robbed him of $40 while he was withdrawing some money at an ATM. The suspect fled on foot after the robbery.
Investigators immediately obtained video surveillance of the robbery suspect, with that, identified and arrested the suspect within two hours of the initial report. Police identified the man as 36-year-old, Fort St James resident, Michael Aslin, who is known to police. The B.C. Prosecution Service has approved one charge of Robbery against Mr. Aslin, who will remain in custody until his next court appearance.
Quick and detailed police work, including the use of a Police Service Dog and viewing video surveillance, led to the suspect’s arrest. This is an example of the dedication police have to maintaining the safety of Prince George residents, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.
If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.