Man charged after alleged robbery, truck theft in Lake Country

Robbery suspect charged

Police have arrested a man in connection to a robbery in Lake Country.

At around 11 p.m. on October 7, the Kelowna RCMP located a black Dodge Ram pickup truck that had been reported stolen earlier that day, after a male suspect allegedly assaulted a woman in Lake Country.

Investigators followed the vehicle to the 3000 block of Lakeshore Road in Kelowna. Shortly after, the male driver was spotted fleeing the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.

“Following his arrest, a search of the man located quantities of suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine,” said Sgt. Desmond Kiehlbauch of the Kelowna RCMP street enforcement unit.

“The man was also allegedly in breach of various orders previously imposed on him by the courts and had outstanding warrants for his arrest out of multiple jurisdictions throughout British Columbia.”

Following the probe, the BC Prosecution Service has charged Robin Rochemont, 41, with one count of robbery, three counts of failing to comply with order and one count of possession of a scheduled substance. Rochemont remains in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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