Another Gas Station Robbery
North Okanagan RCMP are searching for a suspect following a brazen morning robbery in Vernon.
Just before 9:00 am Tuesday the Vernon RCMP responded to a panic alarm at the Canada Safeway Gas Bar, located at 4300 32nd St, Vernon. Police arrived on scene within minutes to learn that the store had allegedly been robbed by two males. The suspect males entered the store, one brandishing what appeared to be a small hunting knife who demanded money from the employee, while the other male kept on the lookout. The males successfully made off with cash and fled the area.
“With the quick response by our Members and the cooperation of the Gas Bar Staff, images of the males were viewed and descriptors were sent out to all units.” Says Cst. Kelly Brett. “With the description information, an RCMP officer was able to identify one of the males and effect an arrest just shortly after the robbery had taken place”.
Efforts to locate the second suspect male have been unsuccessful at this time.
The outstanding suspect is described as:
•Between 30 – 35 years of age
•Short beard or facial stubble
•Wearing a plaid jacket and a dark coloured toque
The employee was not physically injured during the incident.
The RCMP continue to investigate and seek the public’s assistance in identifying their suspect.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com