Arrest made following Chilliwack robberies

A 29-year-old Chilliwack man has been charged in connection to two recent armed robberies.

Arrest made following string of robberies in Chilliwack.

Arrest made following string of robberies in Chilliwack.

A 29-year-old Chilliwack man has been charged in connection to two recent armed robberies.

Jesse William Thompson is currently in custody, awaiting a court appearance in April. He is charged with attempted robbery, robbery, and wearing a disguise to commit robbery.

The arrest was made following a series of robberies in Chilliwack last week.

On March 24 at 8:10 p.m. a lone male, with his face covered and carrying a concealed weapon, entered a convenience store located in the 45000 block of First Avenue.  The man fled on foot when confronted by a store employee.

Later the same evening at 8:56 p.m. a lone male, with his face covered and carrying a concealed weapon, entered a restaurant located in the 45000 block of Yale Road.  The man demanded money from the till then fled on foot with the stolen cash.

“This arrest and subsequent charges are the result of  dedicated team work by officers of the Chilliwack RCMP,” said Staff Sergeant Sukh Parmar,” resources from  General Duty, Crime Reduction Unit, General Investigation Support Team Integrated Dog Services, and RCMP Forensic Identification Section were deployed during the investigation.”

Chilliwack RCMP continues with the investigation into a series of robberies which occurred in the downtown core between March 17 and March 23.  Police ask anyone with information regarding these robberies to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).