RCMP on hunt for suspect in North Shore gas station armed robbery

Police are looking for this suspect after the clerk at a Kamloops gas station, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 was robbed by a man with a baseball bat.
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KAMLOOPS - Police are on the look out for a suspect after a man robbed a Kamloops gas station last night with a baseball bat.

RCMP say at around 7:30 p.m., July 19, a man walked into the Petro Canada gas station on Sydney Avenue on the North Shore and demanded the attendant open the cash drawer. Once the drawer was open, the suspect hit the attendant in the face with the bat, took the cash and some lottery tickets, and took off on foot.

The victim was taken to Royal Inland Hospital as a precaution and was released with a bruised face, according to a RCMP media release.

RCMP describe the suspect as a Caucasian man about 5’10” tall with a thin build and an unshaven face. He was wearing a Blue Jays ball cap, black sunglasses, black jogging pants, black gloves and had a black backpack. The bat was yellow with a black handle.

Anyone with information on the armed robbery is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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