Violent Robbery

RCMP are investigating a robbery at a local hotel. 

Vernon RCMP say just before 8:00 pm Wednesday, a man walked into the Days Inn Motel, located at 5121-26th Street in Vernon and demanded cash from the hotel clerk.

The clerk told the man was no money kept on site. The suspect male then produced a metal crow bar, and police say when he didn't find any cash on site he demanded the clerk hand over her purse. The suspect hit the woman in the leg with the crow bar.

Cst. Kelly Brett says, “The male ultimately fled in a vehicle with the clerk’s purse and cell phone”.  She says, “The clerk did the right thing by following the male’s demands in an effort to mitigate further injuries from occurring. Risking your life for personal belongings is just not worth it”. 

The hotel clerk sustained minor injuries as a result of the attack, however did not require any medical attention. Efforts to locate the suspect have been unsuccessful at this time. 

The suspect male is described as:
•Caucasian male
•35 – 40 years of age
•5’9 to 5’10 tall, skinny
•Wearing blue jeans, a black hooded sweater, a white scarf around his neck, black hat with a brim and carrying a dark coloured bag with a cross shoulder strap.

Witnesses also report seeing an older model, white, two door GMC truck fleeing from the scene. 

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