Charges laid in connection to New Year’s Day armed robbery

Salmon Arm

2020-01-09 10:15 PST

File # 2020-23

An Enderby man faces several criminal charges in connection to an armed robbery carried out at a Salmon Arm business on New Year’s Day.

On January 1, 2020 at 8:16 p.m., RCMP received a report of an armed robbery just committed at a liquor store located along 11th Avenue N.E. in Salmon Arm. The suspect, whose face was obstructed by a balaclava, was reportedly in possession of a long barrelled firearm. It is alleged that he pointed the firearm at a customer before fleeing in a motor vehicle from the business with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. No staff or customers were physically injured during the interaction.

A suspect has now been identified and criminally charged in this case, thanks in part to the observations made by independent witnesses at the scene, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the RCMP Southeast District. One of our own officers was inside the store at the time of the alleged robbery. The RCMP officer was off-duty at the time, but managed to obtain valuable information about the suspect and suspect vehicle which assisted investigators in advancing the robbery investigation to an arrest being made that evening.

29-year-old Anthony Robert Summers has now been formally charged with a total of 10 alleged offences, including commit robbery where a firearm is used, disguise face with intent to commit offence, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Summers appeared in Salmon Law Courts on January 7, 2020. He was remanded back into custody, set to appear in court next on February 4, 2020.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
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Office: 250-491-4317
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