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Suspect at large following attempted robbery in Kelowna

June 09, 2015 - 11:38 AM

KELOWNA - One man is in custody and another at large following an attempted robbery in Kelowna Monday afternoon.

According to the RCMP two men entered a store in the 1500 block of Highway 33 around 3 p.m., Monday, June 8. One man had his face covered and was carrying a can of mace. Employees noticed the men and locked the till before exiting the store.

The masked man jumped over the counter to demand money but staff had already left the store. With no one left in the store the suspects left the location in different directions. A witness followed the unmasked man and was able to point him out to police when officers arrived on scene.

The 32-year-old unmasked man was arrested but the masked man is still at large. He is described as about 5’8” to 5’10” and was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up at the time. He had on a black and white bandana covering his face, white and black plaid shorts and no gloves on. A watch was seen on his right hand and he was carrying a can of mace with a yellow label.

The investigation is ongoing and the arrested man faces potential charges of robbery, though it is not believed the men made off with any cash.

Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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