On April 25, 2014 at approximately 2:14 pm Nelson Police Department (NPD) members responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at the Nelson and District Credit Union. Officers pursued and located the male suspect (affected person) on a bridge in the Bonnington Dam area. The affected person did not comply with officers’ command to stop and he subsequently jumped over the bridge landing approximately 30-40- feet below. The affected person sustained significant injuries. He was taken into custody and was to hospital for treatment.
The RCMP Forensic Identification Unit was also on scene to assist with the follow up investigation. Due to the injuries sustained to the affected person, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) was notified of the incident, and have asserted jurisdiction in the matter, and will be investigating. The Nelson Police Department remains responsible for all concurrent investigations into the actions of the affected person.
The Nelson Police Department (NPD) would like to sincerely thank members of the general public for their diligence in forwarding information which assisted with the arrest of these individuals. NPD would also like to thank the RCMP for their assistance at the scene as well as subsequent follow up investigation.
Nelson Police Department would like to update the public that the bicycle used in the April 11, 2014 armed robbery of Kootenay Currency Exchange has been located and is in police possession. The bicycle will be returned to the owner in the coming days.
Nelson Police Department would like to thank the public for all of the information received regarding this robbery to date and encourage the public to continue to contact police or Crimestoppers with any information about the matter.
Investigators are not able to provide any further specific details of the investigation at this point.
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Nelson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating the bicycle used in the recent armed robbery at Kootenay Currency Exchange. Nelson Police Department has determined the bicycle used by the suspect to arrive at and depart from the scene was stolen prior to the robbery.
The bicycle is unique and described as a Kona (brand) “Jake the Snake” (model) cyclocross or road style bike. The bike is primarily green in colour with a white stripe on the down tube area. The bike has drop racing style handlebars as well and could be described as newer and higher end in terms of quality and condition. A photograph of the bicycle is attached for reference.
Should members of the public feel that they have located this bicycle please contact Nelson Police Department. Do no attempt to pursue or approach any individuals associated to this bicycle.
All information regarding this event can be forwarded to police or Crimestoppers.