Man Drops In and Robs Vernon Cash Store
A terrifying experience for the staff at a Vernon cash store. The Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery of a Vernon cash store, which occurred Monday morning. The lone suspect made away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
On Monday April 24th at approximately 8:32 am the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the “Cash Stop”, located at 4300 27th Street in Vernon. A lone suspect entered the business, produced a weapon and obtained an undisclosed quantity of cash. The male fled on a bicycle described as a girls purple Raleigh mountain bike, which was recovered in the 4000 block of 27A Street.
“What was a little odd about the situation, was the man’s method entry, as he chose to come through the roof ventilation system of an adjoining business and eventually fell through the false ceiling of the cash establishment. It's not uncommon, but in many instances people end up getting stuck or serious injured when they try these tactics,” added Cpl Dan Moskaluk.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45-60 years of age, with blue eyes and shorter greying hair. He is estimated to be, approximately 5"10" tall with a slim build. At the time of the robbery the male was wearing a beige fleece jacket with a dark shirt or jacket underneath it, dark pants and dark shoes.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171 or CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.