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Clerk held at knife point during violent robbery in Lumby

Mac's Convenience Store on Vernon Avenue in Lumby.
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April 25, 2016 - 11:08 AM

LUMBY - North Okanagan RCMP are looking for tips after a violent robbery in Lumby early Sunday morning.

About 1:10 a.m. on April 24 a lone man entered Mac’s Convenience Store in Lumby with a knife and demanded money from the cash register and safe, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says.

“The man had locked the door leading outside and held a knife to the female employee forcing her to sit on the floor behind the till for a period of time,” Noseworthy says.

The woman was working alone at the time and the incident lasted about ten minutes. The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

“This was a violent robbery where the female employee was forcibly confined and threatened with a knife. Although not physically injured, the employee has been significantly traumatized by this incident,” Noseworthy says.

The suspect is described as 5’6”, with a medium build. He was wearing a grey or light brown hoodie, blue or black pants, dark running shoes with a white line on the sole, a black mask covering his lower face, sunglasses and black and yellow mechanic’s gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lumby RCMP detachment at 250-547-2151 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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