Brazen robber escapes on bicycle

Church supply store robbed of jewelry valued at $3,000.

Kelowna RCMP  are searching for the man who assaulted an employee as he robbed a church supply store of $3,000 worth of jewelry Thursday..

Mounties responded to the robbery at just after 1:30 p.m. on July 16  after the man entered the store at 591 Lawrence Ave wearing a mask and started helping himself to the jewelry case. When the confronted by a staff member, an altercation ensued and the employee was assaulted.

The suspect fled the area on a black bicycle, traveling westbound on Lawrence Avenue. He is described as Caucasian, approximately 30 years-old and six-foot tall with a medium to heavy build.

He was wearing a shirt with blue/grey stripes and white around the collar. He also had gloves, a toque and dark coloured pants and was carrying a black backpack. The stolen merchandise consisted of silver and gold crosses, pendants and rosaries.

Police area asking anyone with information to contact Cst. Kevin Hamilton of the Kelowna RCMP’s General Investigation Section at 250-470-6302. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Crime Stoppers website at:

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