Armed robbery at Lake Country gas station

The clerk at the Shell station in Lake Country was robbed at gunpoint on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.

LAKE COUNTRY – The suspect got away after an armed robbery at the Lake Country Shell station Friday night.

RCMP say they got the report of the robbery just before 10 p.m.

A man walked into the Shell at Highway 97 and Beaver Lake Road and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the clerk.

“The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash,” Const. J.L. O’Donaghey said.

No one was hurt.

Despite a search and patrols by RCMP officers from both the Lake Country and Kelowna detachments, and a police dog, no sign of the suspect.

Police are looking for a white male, about 5’5” to 5’9” tall and 210 lb. He was wearing a black hooded sweater, black bandana over his face, sunglasses and gloves.

He was carrying a black handgun.

Anyone with information that could help the police with their investigation is asked to call Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also go on line or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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