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Clerk pepper sprayed in Kelowna robbery

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May 25, 2015 - 1:40 PM

KELOWNA - Early Sunday morning a man entered the Mac’s Convenience Store on Richter Street demanding cigarettes before pepper spraying the clerk and fleeing the scene.

Cpl. Joe Duncan with the Kelowna RCMP says they received the call around 2:30 a.m., May 24, that a man had robbed the Mac’s Store in the 2100 block of Richter Street.

The lone male first asked for two packages of cigarettes and then told the clerk it was a robbery and demanded more cigarette packages be placed in a bag. As the he went to take the bag from the clerk he sprayed the clerk with pepper spray, and then fled.

RCMP attended the scene with a police service dog but were unable to track the suspect.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 to 30 years old, 5’8” with a thin build. He had unshaven facial hair, spoke English and was wearing a black t-shirt with a dark-coloured jacket, dark gloves and a dark baseball cap with stickers on the brim.

Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked contact the Kelowna RCMP, Cst. Hamilton 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.

Suspect in a robbery at Mac's Convenience Store.
Suspect in a robbery at Mac's Convenience Store.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

Suspect in a robbery at Mac's Convenience Store.
Suspect in a robbery at Mac's Convenience Store.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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