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A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a violent robbery in Comox last week.

The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. on Friday, February 19th at a business in the 700-block of Anderton Road in Comox.

Comox Valley RCMP issued a media release the same day of the robbery looking for potential witnesses and any camera footage that may have captured the suspect.

Police announced they had arrested a suspect Tuesday afternoon.

The victim told police that she had just locked up the store and was putting items into her trunk when a man approached her, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded her valuables.

Comox Valley RCMP said the suspect stole the woman’s purse and car keys. The woman sustained a laceration to her neck during the altercation.

“Investigators from the Comox Valley Major Crime Unit have been working diligently since the robbery occurred to gather any available evidence in an effort to solve this crime,” said S/Sgt. Glen Breckon, Major Crime Unit, Comox Valley RCMP.

“This morning the Comox Valley Major Crime Unit made an arrest and want to assure the public they are confident they have the person responsible for this violent robbery in custody,” said Breckon.

The suspect will remain in custody pending a court appearance.

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