Handgun used to rob Kamloops inn

Police are looking for this man after the Howard Johnson Inn was robbed Monday, April 10, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops RCMP

KAMLOOPS - The Howard Johnson Inn on Columbia St. was robbed by a man brandishing what appeared to be a handgun last night and police need your help tracking him down.

Police released these images hoping you can help identify the man in the photo.
Police released these images hoping you can help identify the man in the photo.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops RCMP

At 10:15 p.m. the man entered the hotel, brandished what a news release called "a black handgun-looking firearm" at the clerk behind the desk, then went straight to a cash drawer, took money and ordered the clerk into a back room before leaving. No one was injured. 

Police and a police dog couldn't find him.

The suspect was wearing a balaclava, a black hoodie, black Adidas track pants with white stripes down the leg, and carrying a greyish-black backpack.

If you have any information on this robbery or can identify the suspect, please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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