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Kelowna RCMP hunt man who restrained clerk during robbery

March 08, 2018 - 12:59 PM

KELOWNA - Police are searching for a man who restrained a clerk during the robbery of a Kelowna coffee shop last night.

Although apparently uninjured, RCMP media officer Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release the victim of the crime was treated by B.C. Ambulance paramedics after the robbery just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

Police did not release the name of the business or the gender of the clerk, who was alone and closing up for the evening in the coffee shop located in the 1900 block of Harvey Avenue.

After the robbery, the victim ran to a nearby business to call 911, O’Donaghey said.

A police tracking dog failed to pick up the scent of the skinny Caucasian man described as 6' tall, wearing dark clothing, baggy pants, a hood and a black wool mask.

The man is alleged to have fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police ask anyone with information to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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