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Screams deter would-be robber

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May 12, 2014 - 7:37 AM

KAMLOOPS — A woman's screams warded off an armed man who tried to rob her Sunday evening.

The woman was talking on her phone while waiting for the bus on Columbia Avenue near Greenstone Drive around 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day when a man with a knife demanded she hand over her purse and phone. The man grabbed for them but the woman hung on and screamed for help.

The man eventually gave up and ran down the street after the unsuccessful robbery, leaving the woman shaken but uninjured.

The victim managed to flag down an officer and the police then flooded the area and attempted to track down the man with the help of a police dog.

Police are still looking for the suspect, described as a tall and thin Caucasian man wearing sunglasses, jeans and a backpack.

Any witnesses and anyone with information is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP detachment at 250-828-3000.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724. 


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