Robbery at Local Corn Stand

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find a vehicle and suspect involved in a robbery from corn stand. 

Police say just before 4pm Tuesday, the Sparks corn stand located on Kalamalka Road, near 11th Avenue in Vernon.   RCMP say a man allegedly approached the youth working at the stand, brandishing a knife and demanded money. The employee complied with the demands, handing over an un-disclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled the area in an older style small blue Ford pick-up truck prior to police arrival. 

“The employee was understandably very shaken up after the incident, however still had the wherewithal to snap a photo of the suspect vehicle as it fled”. Says Cst. Kelly Brett. “There were no injuries sustained during the robbery and the RCMP want to commend the youth employee for complying to avoid any personal injury”. 

The police are currently searching for the suspect, who is described as being approximately 6’0 tall, with a scruffy blonde and red beard, wearing glasses, a hat and a black t-shirt.

Anyone with any information about this vehicle or person involved in this robbery you are asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan 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. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.