Big River man charged with robbery of vehicles with gun

Two separate incidents of vehicles being taken at gunpoint on the Big River First Nation has led to police arresting a 27-year-old man.

On March 5 and 17, Big River RCMP received reports of two separate incidents where a vehicle was taken at gunpoint. There were no injuries in either incident.

Big River RCMP and the North Battleford RCMP Crime Reduction Team located suspect Brandon Whitefish April 2, and tried to pull him over with lights and sirens.

Whitefish drove to a residence on the Big River First Nation, where he was arrested.

As a result of the robberies and flight from police, Whitefish was charged with: two counts, robbery with firearm; two counts, pointing a firearm, one count of uttering threats against a person; two counts, unauthorized possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon or restricted weapon; one count, mischief under $5,000; two counts, possession of weapon contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization; one count, flight from peace officer;  one count, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; one count, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, and one count, resist/obstruct peace officer.

Whitefish was remanded in custody until his next appearance in Prince Albert court Friday.

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