Coffee Shop Robbed

Kelowna RCMP are investigating a robbery committed late Wednesday evening at a local coffee shop.

On March 7, 2018, just moments before 9:30 pm, police responded to a local coffee shop located in the 1900 block of Harvey Avenue, after emergency operators received a 911 emergency call of a robbery at that location. Police have since learned that the victim, who later fled to a nearby business to place the 911 call, was alone and in the processing of closing the coffee shop for the evening when the robbery occurred.

The lone suspect was described to police as a skinny Caucasian male, approximately 6 feet tall, seen wearing dark clothing, with baggy pants, a hood and a black wool mask. He reportedly fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. A canine with Kelowna RCMP Police Dog Services was called to the scene to assist with a search, with negative results.

“Although weapons were not used in the crime, police have been told that the suspect utilized physical force to restrict the victim’s movements,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “The victim who appeared uninjured was assessed at the scene by emergency paramedics.”

Anyone with any information should contact Kelowna RCMP or Crime Stoppers.