A man who attempted to rob Oak Bay Avenue’s Cambridge Antique store in February 2012, plead guilty to charges of robbery, disguising his face with intent to commit an offence, and carrying a weapon or prohibited device.
This week, Bryant Louis Kertesz was sentenced to 44 months in jail and given a lifetime firearms prohibition.
Kertesz, who entered the store just before 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, wearing a white hard hat, dust mask and gloves, produced what turned out to be a paintball gun.
He carried a black bag, which he demanded owner, Peter Everett, fill with merchandise. When Everett refused to do so, Kertesz ran down an aisle and jumped into the front display area, where he began grabbing jewelry and other items.
Everett tackled Kertesz and a struggle ensued. Meanwhile, Crystal Stupple, who was in the store with her mother, saw the events unfolding and helped keep the man on the ground, pinning him there while they waited for police
Police said Kertesz, a 41-year-old Victoria man, has a criminal record which includes previous robbery convictions.
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