Video footage shows the suspect at the 7-Eleven on Ryan Road.

Robbery suspect arrested in Courtenay

On April 3, a man entered a business in Courtenay and demanded all the money from behind the counter.

A suspect has been identified, arrested, and charged with robbery.

READ: Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses to Courtenay 7-Eleven robbery

The Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit picked up the investigation. With assistance from the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, Police Dog Services, Comox Valley RCMP Street Crimes Unit, frontline members and tips from the public, the unit was able to identify a suspect.

“Investigators worked tirelessly to identify a suspect in this case,” said Cpl. Matt Holst of the Major Crime Unit. “There were a lot of long hours that went into this investigation, including the execution of search warrants, surveillance, and examining video footage from multiple local businesses.”

On April 27, unit members arrested the suspect, whose name was not released, for robbery. He was held in custody where he remains.

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