Customer injured trying to stop armed robbery

RCMP have released surveillance footage of the man police suspect injured a customer during an armed robbery in Kelowna this week.
Image Credit: RCMP

KELOWNA – Police are looking for a teenager who hurt a bystander while trying to rob the clerk at a convenience store on Bernard Avenue early this morning.

RCMP Const. Kris Clark says the boy, who appeared to be around 17-years-old, entered the 7-Eleven at 1115 Bernard Ave. at around 1:55 a.m., Monday, March 9 and demanded cigarettes. He was wearing a mask and was armed with a knife.

A customer who tried to intervene became involved in an “altercation” with the suspect and suffered a cut to his hand, according to Clark. The severity of the injury is not being disclosed and the teen got away.

The suspect is described as Caucasian male, about 5’5" with a slim build. He was wearing a black hoodie and jeans.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Barnard at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Image Credit: RCMP

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


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