RCMP Investigating Robbery at Local Gas Station

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On August 1, just before 11pm, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP front line officers responded to a robbery at a gas station, located in the 2400 block of 34th, Street, Vernon BC. A lone male entered the store, threatened staff with a knife and demanded money. The suspect grew impatient and fled the store without any cash, however not before helping himself to a beverage and a small toy. A multi-unit response, including the assistance of the Kelowna RCMP K9 unit, could be seen by residents as officers extensively searched the area for the suspect. 

Although the officers were un-able to locate the suspect, a detailed description of him was provided by witnesses, which will aid in our investigation, says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett. We are glad to report that no one was injured as a result of this incident

The suspect is described as a male last seen wearing a black, red and white ‘Deadpool’ mask, a red t-shirt under a black and red checkered long-sleeve shirt, black pants and sneakers. 

Anyone with any information in regards to this incident 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.