Robber gets five years

A 41-year-old Salmon Arm man was sentenced to five years and 11 months in jail for multiple counts of robbery

  • Aug. 1, 2012 6:00 a.m.

A 41-year-old Salmon Arm man was sentenced last Wednesday, July 25 to five years and 11 months in jail for multiple counts of robbery, including a Scotiabank in Richmond in June of 2011.

Karl Danny Nelson was found guilty of three counts of robbery, four counts of disguising his face with the intent to commit an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon.

All of the offences occurred in a three-week span between June 3 and June 20, 2011.

He was finally nabbed following his last robbery at the Scotiabank on the 11000 block of Bridgeport Road, when he walked into the bank armed with a knife, and then demanded cash.

According to Richmond Mounties at the time, Nelson fled the scene in a vehicle with an undisclosed quantity of cash.

But Nelson was spotted by Vancouver police officers, who arrested him and turned him over to Richmond RCMP.

Nelson has a lengthy criminal history dating back to the mid 1990s, and has more than 30 aliases.