On Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 2:09pm, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a robbery at a business located on the 9800 block of 98A Avenue in Fort St John, after a man attempted to steal a shopping basket of groceries. When the man was confronted by a store employee, he produced a weapon, then departed the store.
Front-line RCMP officers attended the store and were able to identify the man from surveillance video.
Later that same day, Fort St John RCMP officers located and arrested the man without incident.
Derek Livingstone was arrested for Robbery and Breach of Release Order and held for court. BC Crown Prosecution Service approved both charges and Livingstone was remanded into custody until March 6, 2023.