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Suspect in attempted Merritt convenience store robbery arrested.

The incident at the Coldwater Corner Market in Merritt occurred Tuesday evening.

Earlier today Merritt RCMP Cpl Brock Hedrick confirms a 44 year-old Merritt resident was arrested at her residence without incident.

"We have been actively following up on leads and earlier today were able to identify a suspect, and arrest her."

Hedrick says the local woman remains in custody, and is facing a charge of both robbery and assault with a weapon.

She is expected to make her first appearance in court next week.

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