A 25-year-old Prince George man is facing charges after an armed robbery at a jewellery store at the 1600 block of 15th Avenue.

According to the RCMP, it happened just after 10:30 on Saturday morning where the suspect entered the store, produced what looked to be a handgun and fled on foot with some jewellery.

A search for the suspect took place and was later tracked down at a vacant home on 17th Avenue.

Police also responded to a call at 1:30 where a theft suspect was being held down near Highway 16 and Range Road.

Officers found the culprit to be in possession of clothing items that were stolen from a store on Walls Avenue.

Investigators believe the suspect for shoplifting was the same person responsible for the armed robbery.

Jordan Neil Shaw has been charged with several offences including:

  • Robbery
  • Using an imitation firearm while committing an indictable offence
  • Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace (2 counts)
  • Fail to comply with probation (4 counts)
  • Theft under $5000
  • Carry a concealed weapon

He will appear in court today (Monday).