Knife brandished during robbery

Kelowna

2017-05-08 10:45 PDT

File # 2017-21577

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance with the identity of a man alleged to have robbed a Subway store in late April.

Image from surveillance footage of robbery suspect as seen inside the restaurant;

On April 30, 2017 shortly after 9:30 pm, the Kelowna RCMP were dispatched to a robbery that had just been committed at the Subway store located in the 1700 block of Springfield Road. Police have learned that the suspect allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the open register and fled the store on foot.

The store’s lone employee followed the suspect, and physically confronted the suspect outside the restaurant. It was at this time that the suspect allegedly produced and brandished a knife which prompted the employee to retreat back inside the store. The employee was uninjured during the encounter. A search of the area conducted by police was negative.

Police have since obtained surveillance footage of the suspect inside the restaurant, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5 ft 10 in tall, with short hair, a receding hair line, seen wearing a black t-shirt and dark coloured pants with a reflective stripe around the ankles.

If you can help investigators identify the man seen in the photographs, you are asked to contact Cst. Shaun Keyes of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
kelowna.bc.rcmp.ca
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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