Four people were arrested in Penticton after robbing two homeless people.
“Police are confident this was a targeted incident,” said Cst. Ryan Shedden of the RCMP’s Targeted Enforcement Unit. “This was a very cowardly attack on two vulnerable and defenceless individuals.”
Two victims had several valuables stolen and suffered severe injuries as a result of the robbery, according to the RCMP.
The RCMP began their investigation on March 14 and arrested the four suspects between March 18 and 19.
The police have arrested 50-year-old Kevin Walter-Hughes who is known to Police. He faces several charges including Assault with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault and two counts of Robbery. Police also arrested 27-year-old Kaleb Royer, 41-year-old Christina Chappell, and 20-year-old Samantha Chappell. All four accused are Penticton residents.
Walter-Hughes is in custody while the other three co-accused’s were conditionally released.