February 12, 2019
Suspect charged in gas station robbery in Tsawwassen
At 9:35 pm on February 5 Delta Police responded to a report of a robbery at a gas station in Tsawwassen. The suspect allegedly demanded money from the cash register, and produced a knife.
After stealing a quantity of cash and lottery tickets, the suspect fled. Police attended and contained the area, but the suspect had already left the scene.
“Our officers immediately began an investigation, collecting evidence to assist in identifying the suspect,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “The allegation of a weapon being used in a situation such as this was very concerning to our officers. Fortunately no one was injured.”
Delta Police arrested a suspect in this offense on February 8, without incident.
Marc Joseph Schofield, age 34, of Delta BC is now facing three charges in relation to this incident:
- committing robbery, contrary to Section 344 (1) (b) of the Criminal Code,
- with intent to commit an indictable offence , have face masked, contrary to Section 351(2) of the Criminal Code; and
- carry or have in possession a weapon, a knife, for a purpose dangerous to the public peace for for the purpose of committing an offence, contrary to Section 88 (1) of the Criminal Code.
Schofield is considered to be known to police, is currently in custody. He next appears in court in Surrey on February 19, 2019.