Holiday Robberies

RCMP are releasing photos from two separate robberies that took place over the holidays.

On December 31st, 2017 shortly after 8:00 pm, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery just committed at the Petro Canada Gas Station located at 6320 Highway 6, Lavington, BC. A man entered the store and demanded cash from the employee, while producing what appeared to be a wrench or tool. The employee complied and the male fled in a dark coloured vehicle with a small amount of cash.

“Vernon RCMP Members responded to the scene and were provided with a description of the male and vehicle he fled in” says Cst. Kelly Brett. “Unfortunately the suspect and vehicle were not located, however the employee was smart, complied with the male’s demands and remained unharmed in this incident”.

On January 1st, just before 9:00 pm, RCMP responded to yet another robbery that had just taken place at the Super Save Gas Station located at 4218 25th, Ave, Vernon. A man entered the store, produced what the employee believed to be a handle of a gun and demanded all the money from the till. The employee complied with the demands then suspect male fled the area in a dark coloured SUV.

“Both incidents are still under investigation at this time” says Cst. Brett. “There is good video surveillance from both robberies and the investigators are still trying to determine if the robberies are connected. At this time we are treating both incidents as separate occurrences and have yet to determine if the suspect is the same person”.

The suspect male in the Petro Canada incident is described as: 
- Caucasian male 
- Between 35 – 45 years old 
- Approximately 6 feet tall 
- Wearing a black jacket with a hood
- Baggy blue jeans
- Small patch of hair on his chin

The suspect male in the Super Save incident is described as: 
- Caucasian male 
- Wearing a black neoprene hooded jacket and a half ski mask 
- Approximately 35 – 45 years in age

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