Thirty five year old Barry Thomas Grant is in police custody, charged with allegedly carrying out a crime spree in Sardis last month.
Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, RCMP received a report of a business being robbed in the 7500 block of Vedder Road. Police were told a man carrying a hatchet allegedly took merchandise without paying. As officers looked for the suspect a second call came in from the 5600 block of Teskey Way. This time, employees said a man carrying a baton came into the store and allegedly threatened to shoot them, escaping with cash and the store’s money box.
He drove off in an older-model car.
Following a series of leads, officers found the man around 10:15 p.m. in the 4100 block of Columbia Valley Road.
“The immediate response of our officers was a key element in locating and arresting the suspect,” said RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail.
Grant now faces charges of robbery, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, willfully resisting a peace officer, operating a motor vehicle while disqualified and breach of recognizance. He’ll remain in custody pending a court appearance in December.
Police reminds everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).