Charges laid in market robbery

Man, 35, also charged with assaulting woman at ATM

Duncan’s Jordan Robert Joseph Kopp, 35, is facing charges after two incidents in Duncan on April 18.

A man walked into the Coronation Market in Duncan and robbed the store owner at approximately 1 p.m.

He tried to leave the area with an undisclosed amount of money but was held there by the store owners and witnesses. Officers from the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment arrived and took Kopp into custody.

Earlier the same day at approximately 7:20 a.m., Kopp is also accused of assaulting a Duncan women at the ATM vestibule at the Bank of Montreal on Station Street in Duncan.

She was completing some bank transactions when she was attacked.

The 51-year-old woman was taken to a Duncan-area hospital to be treated for her injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Kopp has been remanded in custody and will appear again before a provincial court judge in Duncan on May 2.

Kopp has been charged with robbery and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence for the incident at Coronation Market, and assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing bodily harm and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence for the incident at the ATM.

“Both investigations are before the courts,” said RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Krista Hobday.

“The type of weapons used in these incidents are not being identified by police to protect the integrity of the investigation and court process.”

If you have information on these or any other crime, contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Just Posted

Column: Simple Santa letter a timeless treasure

Little Billy Plant knew exactly what he wanted and he matter-of-factly asked for it, too.

Column: Idea for North Cowichan: Invest local funds into local sustainability projects

If successful, we will build a new community biofuel pump

Patient pops in to Cowichan Hospital to give gift from the heart

Operation Popcorn delivering to 29 hospitals this year

Ladysmith woman fundraises for sister, family left homeless by Chemainus fire

A Ladysmith woman is raising money for family members left homeless after… Continue reading

Professional reliance model: what do you think?

Model review part of deal for Green Party to support NDP government

VIDEO: All aboard the Christmas train at the BC Forest Discovery Centre

The Christmas Train at the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan is… Continue reading

Cowichan Coffee Time: Donations and fundraising success

• Treasurer Cyndy Dinter of the Auxiliary to Cowichan District Hospital recently… Continue reading

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Most Read