Zury Reschke is now is custody and is suspected to be Fort St. John's shotgun robber.
Earlier this week, RCMP put out a plea to the public to help identify a man involved in a pair of FSJ robberies.
RCMP received Information which led to the arrest of Zury Reschke on June 8, 2023. Reschke has been held for court.
BC Crown Prosecution Services has approved charges of: Robbery with a Firearm (2 counts), Disguise with Intent (2 counts), Careless Use of a Firearm (2 counts) and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
"Working together with the public created additional leads which led to this quick arrest", said Constable Chad Neustaeter, Media Relations Officer for the Fort St John RCMP.
Reschke is remanded in custody until June 15.
The Charlie Lake Store and a Fort St John Subway location was robbed by a man with a shotgun - and the RCMP need your help in identifying the suspect.
Fort St John RCMP request the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect believed to have been involved in two robberies on June 3.
On June 3, RCMP responded to report of a robbery in progress at the Charlie Lake General Store located at 12677 Charlie Lake Frontage Rd in Charlie Lake, BC.
An unknown man entered the store, carrying what was believed to be a shotgun, wearing a brown and beige vertical striped Mexican style poncho, grey pants and a grey balaclava covering his face from the nose down.
That same day, at 9:23 pm, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a robbery in progress at the Subway located at 9316 Alaska Road North, Fort St John, BC.
The same unknown man entered the store carrying what was believed to be the same shotgun, wearing clothes consistent with the first robbery report received 20 minutes earlier.
The man is described as:
- Caucasian male,
- Appears to be in his 20’s,
- Approximately 5 feet (152 cm) tall,
- Blonde/ Red hair.
In both instances the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Fort St John RCMP is working to follow up on all leads in both of these cases and request the cooperation of the public to bring this man before the courts, said Constable Chad Neustaeter Fort St John RCMP Media Relations Officer.
If anyone has any information about either of these incidents, please call police.
The Fort St John RCMP continues to investigate and is asking anyone who may have dash cam video of the areas at the time or has additional information about the suspect to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca.