Masked gunman sought after North Kamloops mugging

Kamloops Mounties are looking for a pair of suspects after a man was held up by two masked men — one armed with a pistol, the other a hunting knife — on the North Shore last night (Nov. 30).

RCMP Sgt. Darren Michaels said a man was walking in the area of NorKam secondary school just before midnight when he was approached by two men.

Investigators believe one of the men was armed with a handgun and had a ski mask covering his face. The other was wielding a four- to six-inch knife and had his face concealed with a hoodie.

Michaels said the victim turned over his wallet and cellphone. He was not hurt.

A police-dog unit was unable to track down a suspect.

The first suspect is described as a six-foot-seven native man weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing a balaclava and a black hoodie with blue jeans.

The second is believed to be a 240-pound man with shoulder-length brown hair. He was wearing a bright red hoodie and red sweatpants.

Anyone with information can call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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