On March 27, police say that two masked men entered a convenience store on Willowdale Avenue south of Finche Avenue East armed with a rifle. The suspect then proceeded to grab the victim's pocket in an attempt to take his wallet.
Oti said Nielsen was now being detained at the State CID, Panti, Lagos, for further investigation.
According to the criminal complaint, Apel drove a vehicle with Beske and the 16-year-old to Columbus to buy marijuana, where they picked up an 18-year-old Columbus man. "After further investigations, we found that the cellphones matched those that were at the store in Cresta".
Police say the suspect pointed what is believed to be a handgun at one of the pedestrians and demanded money. The man suffered a broken femur and ankle from the gunshots.
The man is scheduled to go before a judge today.
"This is another occasion in which a civilian made a decision to confront a suspect and in doing so put themselves unnecessarily in extreme danger", said Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in a press release.
A robbery suspect was arrested after leading officers on a chase down Platte Avenue Thursday evening, according to police. He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, but was later re-sentenced to six months in Parish Prison.