Teen allegedly robs woman at gunpoint in Duncan

A Duncan teenager is facing charges after allegedly robbing a young woman at gun point early on Monday night.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP said the incident took place in the 400 block of Cairnsmore St in Duncan at around 5:45 p.m.

“The young woman was walking alone and was approached by a lone male brandishing what appeared to be a handgun,” said RCMP Sgt. Chris Swain

“The male stole her purse and fled the area. The woman went immediately to a nearby residence and called 911. Immediate patrols of the area were unsuccessful in turning up the suspect.”

RCMP initiated an “intense investigation” using a lot of resources to identify a suspect.

A 17-year-old was arrested the following day and officers recovered replica BB Gun believed to be the firearm used in the alleged crime.

The male youth is appearing in court Wednesday a charge of robbery.

“North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP was able to solve this serious crime quickly, removing the suspect and the firearm from the streets,” Swain added. “We continue to ensure that a safer community is one of our priorities.”

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