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Vernon cashier robbed at knife point

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May 09, 2016 - 4:21 PM

VERNON - The search is on for a man who robbed a Vernon convenience store at knife point Sunday night.

Just before 8:30 p.m. yesterday, May 8, a man entered a gas and convenience store in the 2400-block of 34th Avenue, according to an RCMP release. With customers in the store, the man pulled out a knife and demanded money from the clerk.

No one was injured and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A police dog was unable to located the suspect, who is described as Caucasian, 22- to 27-years-old, 5’9” and skinny with shaggy blonde hair and some facial scars. He was wearing black jeans and a purple shirt at the time of the robbery.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area or who has any other information that could help with the investigation is asked to call Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.


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