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Kelowna RCMP on hunt for armed robbery robbery suspect

Kelowna RCMP have released screen captures from security video of a suspect in a gas station robbery.
July 06, 2017 - 3:01 PM

KELOWNA - RCMP are hoping someone recognizes the suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at a Kelowna gas station this morning.

RCMP say at about 6:11 a.m. today, July 6, a woman in her 30s held up the clerk at the Skogies Petro Canada gas station and convenience store at 1830 Underhill Road in Kelowna.

The woman threatened the lone employee with a metal bar and a knife, and demanded cash and cigarettes, according to an RCMP media release. The suspect got away with some cash and tobacco products in an older model red and blue pickup truck with a bicycle in the back.

Police say the employee was not hurt during the holdup.

“Within minutes of the robbery, an officer with the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section located the vehicle abandoned, and the bike missing, near the intersection of Springfield Road and Benvoulin Road,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey in the release. “Efforts to locate the female suspect have been unsuccessful at this time.”

It was discovered that the truck allegedly used in the armed robbery was reported stolen to police. The vehicle is now in the hands of the police as it is part of an ongoing investigation, said the release.

Police have released screen captures from surveillence video.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian woman, about 5’5” tall with shoulder length brown hair and a slim build. At the time of the robbery she was wearing a red plaid jacket, blue jeans, black shoes with pink laces, and a white and blue baseball cap.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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