We all need a good rest after a hard day’s work, but one local stick-up suspect probably found her accommodations wanting Thursday.
According to North Vancouver RCMP, a woman entered a convenience store at 29th Street and Lonsdale Avenue around 5:30 a.m., told the clerk she was packing a shotgun in her duffel bag and demanded all the cash in the till.
After the woman fled south on Lonsdale and hailed a cab, she asked to be taken to “any” local hotel.
Thanks to some alert witnesses and quick calls to local cab companies, RCMP were soon on the phone with the cabbie’s dispatch and passing along directions to bring the woman to the RCMP detachment where officers were waiting.
"The accused . . . certainly was surprised upon arrest as she did not expect to be driven to the local ‘crowbar hotel,’" said Cpl. Richard De Jong, NorthVancouver RCMP spokesman.
Charged with robbery and use of an imitation firearm is Samantha Johnston, 25, of no fixed address. She has been held in custody pending her next court appearance.
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