Armed robbery at Penticton 7-Eleven

The clerk at the 7-Eleven on Skaha Lake Road in Penticton was robbed by a man armed with a hatchet early this morning, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

PENTICTON - Police are looking for a suspect following an armed robbery at a convenience store in Penticton early this morning.

Penticton RCMP spokesperson Rick Dellebuur says a man walked into the Skaha Lake Road 7-Eleven on Skaha Lake Road just after midnight, Sept. 27, and demanded money while threatening the clerk with a hatchet.

The man took off on foot with a small amount of cash.

A search ensued involving the detachment’s police dog and the suspect was tracked to the White Water Modular Home Park, but he got away.

Police are looking for a Caucasian man, about 6' tall, with a thin build. He was dressed in a plaid jacket, wearing a hat with a bandanna pulled over his face.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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