Editor’s note: More information added regarding suspects and charges.
Two men were arrested and have been formally charged following a robbery at a Greenwood motel early Monday morning, where a female employee was tied up.
Charanjeet Singh Khosa, 26, and Ravinder Singh Mettla, 28, from Calgary, Alta. have been charged with forcible confinement, uttering threats, assault, break-and-enter, robbery and extortion relating to the incident.
According to RCMP, the Midway detachment received a call of a robbery and forcible confinement at 1:37 a.m.
After arriving at the scene, investigators spoke to a female employee of the Greenwood motel. The suspects had tied her up during a robbery but otherwise, she was not physically harmed.
Other Boundary area detachments were notified and at 2 a.m., Grand Forks RCMP stopped a grey Nissan Pathfinder on Highway 3 – the two males were arrested.
The investigation is continuing according to police.
“There was a lot of work done to get to the point where we had charge approval from Crown counsel,” Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison explained to the Grand Forks Gazette today. “The charges now have been laid, the investigation is continuing, however, we do have enough evidence to proceed at this time but with a case like this, there’s an awful lot more yet to be done.”
Both have been remanded into custody until tomorrow when they will once again be heard by the Judicial Justice of the Peace to determine their further detention or release, pending an appearance in court to answer to the charges, Grand Forks RCMP said.