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Bonnyville man arrested after robbery at Cold Lake apartment

Christopher Kyle Olszowka, 30, faces multiple charges
CL RCMP robbery
Cold Lake RCMP seized multiple items from a Bonnyville man who was arrested and charged after a robbery in Cold Lake north. Submitted photo.

COLD LAKE - A Bonnyville man is facing multiple charges after police responded to a robbery at an apartment complex in Cold Lake.

It was just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 when Cold Lake RCMP were called to an apartment building in the city's north end. According to an RCMP press release, the male suspect had entered one of the units with a can of bear spray and demanded money from several victims inside.

The man fled the area on foot after stealing money from one of the victims.

While the suspect wasn't immediately located, Cold Lake RCMP officers, along with the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit, went back to the apartment building around 12:41 p.m. after being notified the man had returned to the area.

The suspect was located at a nearby residence. He attempted to flee on foot but was taken into custody without incident.

Christopher Kyle Olszowka, 30 of Bonnyville, has been charged with robbery with an offensive weapons, theft under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of break-in instruments, resisting arrest, failure to comply with a release order, failure to comply with a probation order, and failure to comply with a peace bond.

Olszowka was wanted on multiple warrants from the Cold Lake and Bonnyville RCMP detachments at the time of his arrest.

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is schedule to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court Aug. 12.