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UPDATE: Police take down suspect after gas station robbery, release after questioning

June 04, 2015 - 4:25 PM

KAMLOOPS - Police have released a man in custody after their search for a man who produced a knife in a gas station robbery.

Mubeen Ahmed, a supervisor at the Summit Drive Super Save Gas station, said a man entered the location between 1 and 1:30 p.m. produced a knife and demanded cash from the two female attendants.

“He was here before,” he said, adding everyone is okay after the incident.

Staff is still determining how much money the suspect took.

After responding to the robbery, officers established a perimeter with extra traffic unit members along with a tracking dog. The suspect's scent was not detected. 

A witness said she noticed police arrest a man in his twenties around 2 p.m. in front of the Signature B.C. Liquor Store in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre about two blocks from the gas station. Sgt. Bob Fogarty said the man was later released after questioning.

"The suspect was initially described as being a tall slim white male in his middle 30s wearing blue jeans, a hooded poncho and a blue Nike ball cap with a white Nike swoosh on the front and back. Further investigation suggested that the suspect changed his clothing to white shorts and white T shirt while briefly in a nearby retail store," Fogarty said.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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

-This story was updated at 6:01 p.m., June 4, 2015, with additional details from RCMP. 

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