June 12, 2014 - 1:33 PM
KELOWNA - Police are urging retailers to watch their registers closely after three reports of men snatching cash out of the til during purchases.
Local retailers began telling RCMP of the thefts June 9 and each report is similar. An unknown suspect enters the store, selects an item for purchase and hands the cashier more cash than the item is worth. When the cashier opens the register to make change, the suspect grabs a handful of bills and runs. No injuries, threats or weapons were reported.
The first robbery happened at 4:36 p.m., June 9 at the Bulk Barn, located at 1475 Harvey Ave. The second and third both happened June 11; the first at 9:56 a.m. at Extra Foods located at 1835 Gordon Dr. and the second at 2:25 p.m. at Home Hardware, located at 1650 Springfield Road.
Mounties believe they're searching for multiple suspects after receiving descriptions from victims. One man was captured on video while the others are described as Caucasian men in their mid to late 40s, with scruffy facial hair and either grey or brown hair. The possibility exists the suspects are associated with each other.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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