Suspects in Luxton rodeo robberies arrested

One adult male and two youths have been arrested in connection with a string of knife-point robberies that took place at the Luxton Rodeo.

One adult male and two youths have been arrested in connection with a string of knife-point robberies that took place at the Luxton Rodeo.

West Shore RCMP are recommending the man, in his early 20s, be charged with three counts of robbery.

A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old are also facing charges for the three robberies. All three were identified in a photo lineup as well as through witness interviews. The adult male was arrested in Victoria on June 1.

The robberies, which took place in and around the Luxton Rodeo fairgrounds on the weekend of the May 18 to 20, were initially believed to have been committed by a group of up to five youths, including a female.

That’s changed, as the mounties believe they’ve arrested everyone involved, said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Max Fossum.

Police also suspect the same group were responsible for beating up a man outside of a hotel in the area. The victim, however, was too drunk at the time to be able to identify his assailants.

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