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Police arrest woman for attempted armed robbery of Trail business

Trail and Greater District RCMP continue their criminal investigation into an apparent armed robbery attempt late Wednesday evening.

On April 8 at 9:42 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of an attempted armed robbery of a business in the 1100-block of Bay Avenue in Trail. RCMP learned that a lone female suspect entered into the business, displayed a firearm and demanded money from an employee.

The suspect fled the business after the employee advised the woman that cash was no longer kept on site, due to the current health pandemic, said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the RCMP Southeast District. Fortunately no one was injured as a result of this incident.

Frontline RCMP officers responding to the priority call apprehended a woman, who matched the physical description of the suspect, near the Victoria Street Bridge located approximately two blocks from the scene. The woman was found in possession of an imitation firearm.

The 24-year-old Trail woman now faces potential charges. She was later released on strict conditions.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Trail and Greater District RCMP at 250-364-2566.