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Vernon RCMP release photos of robbery suspect

Vernon RCMP have released photos of a suspect in connection with a robbery attempt at Quality Greens at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Anybody with any information on this suspect is asked to call the Vernon detachment at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. - rcmp photos
Vernon RCMP have released photos of a suspect in connection with a robbery attempt at Quality Greens at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Anybody with any information on this suspect is asked to call the Vernon detachment at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Vernon RCMP have released video surveillance photos of a robbery suspect in hopes the public can help identify him.

The suspect entered Quality Greens in the 4800 block of Anderson Way Nov. 30 at closing time, 7 p.m., produced a bag on the counter and told the clerk to give him the cash.

Police said he also opened his jacket and showed the clerk what appeared to be the handle of a gun.

“The images are a bit grainy in showing the facial features but we’re hoping somebody knows something about the clothes he was wearing,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

As the suspect fled, an employee of the store chased after him, caught him but was hit on the head by the suspect, who fled on foot northbound on Anderson Way. The employee suffered a minor injury.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian man, mid-20s, clean-shaven, wearing a red or orange jacket with black sleeves and black on the shoulders, lighter blue jeans, black toque and gloves.

Anybody with any information on the suspect can call the Vernon detachment at 250-545-7171, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on the local Crime Stoppers’ website, www.nokscrimestoppers.com.

 

 

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