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Four robberies in four days and no leads

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April 23, 2014 - 1:18 PM

KAMLOOPS – RCMP are still investigating four robberies which took place between April 15 to 18.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush says police are still investigating each case to determine if there is a relationship between the male suspects in all four robberies or if it's the same suspect.

In three of the cases, the robber produced a knife or knife-like object, such as an x-acto blade or a needle, when demanding cash.

Locations of the robberies included McCleaners on the North Shore, the Adultz sex shop, and two other downtown locations not specified by the RCMP.

Rick Decap, the owner of McCleaners on Tranquille drive says his staff member was not able to provide a detailed description of the suspect. Although the robber didn’t produce a knife, he did grab hold of his clerk.

“She was in the process of being manhandled when everything was going on, so I don’t think she worried too much about what he looked like.”

Decap says the suspect made off with about $200. He says he has not heard since from RCMP.

James Porvis, the owner of Adultz says he hasn’t heard anything further from the RCMP regarding this robbery or any of the others in proximity to his store.

In reference to the case files, Bush says Mounties are examining evidence through labs, tracking down witnesses for statements, and reviewing video surveillance.

“All those things take time,” Bush said.

“None of the files are concluded. That’s about as much as I can tell you.”

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infotelnews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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