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Kamloops RCMP on hunt for suspect in Boxing Day robberies

December 27, 2015 - 10:05 AM

KAMLOOPS – RCMP suspect the same man is behind a pair of robberies in Kamloops on Boxing Day.

RCMP say the first happened at about 4:10 p.m., Dec. 26, when a man walked into the Walmart photo studio and demanded money. He said he had a gun, but didn’t produce one.

Ten minutes later, a man pulled a gun on a woman who was sitting in her car in the parking lot of Mark’s Work Wearhouse on Hillside Drive and demanded she hand over her purse, according to a media release.

Police say a pickup truck matching the description of the suspect vehicle used in both robberies was reported stolen at about 9 p.m.

RCMP are on the lookout for a white Dodge 2500 extended cab pickup with rusted wheel wells and a checker plate toolbox in the bed. The B.C. licence plate number is CR 6916.

The suspect in both robberies is described about 6’ tall with a round face. He was wearing a black hoodie with a white DC logo, two-toned jeans and green gloves.

Police are asking anyone who sees the stolen vehicle or the suspect to not approach them but to contact the Kamloops RCMP immediately.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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