A 19-year old man has been arrested in connection to a violent robbery in Comox.

The attack happened sometime after midnight on Feb. 19th.

At 12:50am that morning, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a robbery at a business on the 700-block of Anderton Road in Comox. 

The victim reported that she had just locked up the store and was putting items into her trunk when a man approached her, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded her valuables. 

The suspect stole her purse and her car keys and the victim was cut on her neck.

RCMP Const. Monika Terragni says investigators from the Comox Valley Major Crime Unit “have been working diligently since the robbery,  to gather any available evidence in an effort to solve this crime.”

This morning, officers made an arrest and are assuring the public they are confident they have the person responsible for this violent robbery in custody.  

The suspect will remain in custody pending a court appearance,” said S/Sgt. Glen Breckon, Major Crime Unit, Comox Valley RCMP.