Cranbrook: A 26 year old Port Coquitlam male and a 17 year old female also from Port Coquitlam, remain in custody as a result of the October 2nd car jacking incident which occurred near Creston BC. The two are to appear in Cranbrook Provincial Court on Friday October 5, 2012.
Twenty six year old Nickolas John BULLOCK is facing charges of Robbery and Possession of Stolen Property. The 17 year old female is facing one charge possession of stolen property.
On October 2nd 2012, at around 8:24 pm the RCMP emergency 9-1-1 center received a report of a car jacking which had occurred in the Kitchener area just south of Creston. The victim reported to police that he had stopped to assist a man and woman who were hitchhiking. It is alleged that the man was pepper sprayed and physically kicked out of his vehicle and left roadside.
The vehicle description and circumstances of the incident were relayed to the Creston, Cranbrook/ Kimberley and Elk Valley RCMP Detachments.
Cranbrook/Kimberley RCMP officers set up a patrol perimeter just south of Cranbrook and shortly after 10:00 pm (MST) the stolen vehicle was spotted by an on-duty Cranbrook RCMP officer. The officer attempted to pull it over just south of the city. The suspects failed to stop and continued into the city where they pulled into a private residential property in the area of 13 St S and 22 Ave, where the suspects were taken into custody.
If anyone has any additional information regarding this or any other crime they can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489- 3471 or East Kootenay Crimestoppers (1-800-222-TIPS) You can also