Police arrest man after 7-Eleven robbery attempt

A 25-year-old man has been charged with attempted robbery, disguise with intent, and other offences.

The Nelson Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven in Nelson at 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday. A man entered the store with his face covered demanding cash from the register while concealing an unknown item under his jacket.

Police found a man matching the clothing description within a block of the store. He ran and was eventually located on the roof of a building in the 300 block of Hall Street and taken into custody after he came down from the building and attempted to continue running away from police.

The 25-year-old has been charged with attempted robbery, disguise with intent, and breach of a recognizance from an unrelated matter.

Police warn of hydro bill scam

Yesterday two local businesses called police after receiving a telephone call from a person claiming to be employed by a local hydro company. The person stated that the business’ power was going to be disconnected immediately due to overdue accounts.

The police advise that if you receive a call similar to this, do not provide any personal or account information. Check the validity of the call by hanging up and calling the local hydro company. If you are then not satisfied that the call was valid, call the police at 250-354-3919 or PhoneBusters at 1-888-495-8501.

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