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UPDATE: Kamloops RCMP searching for attempted robbery suspect

Kamloops RCMP are searching for a suspect after an attempted robbery in Barnhartvale on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP
November 15, 2018 - 1:09 PM

KAMLOOPS - Police have released images from video surveillance footage after a man attempted to rob the clerk at a Barnhartvale store this morning.

Kamloops RCMP say an employee from a store called police at around 11:30 a.m. today, Nov. 15, to report that a man had attempted to rob the store by threatening with pepper spray.

Police say the man left the store on foot without any money or merchandise and did not use any pepper spray.

Officers are currently in the area looking for a suspect described as an Indigenous man, approximately 35-years-old. He was seen wearing a black and grey plaid scarf over his face, a black Northface jacket, a black baseball cap, jeans and black shoes with blue laces.

Police say the store employee was not harmed but as a precaution nearby R.L. Clemitson Elementary School was placed on a hold and secure for a short time.

If you recognize the suspect or have information regarding the robbery contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in an attempted robbery in Barnhartvale, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in an attempted robbery in Barnhartvale, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

— This story was updated at 1:07 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 to add images and more information from RCMP.


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