Kelowna RCMP searching for armed robbers who held up adult store

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KELOWNA - Police in Kelowna are investigating an armed robbery at a downtown adult store.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says in a news release that police received a 911 call of a robbery at Wild Kingdom, located in the 500 block of Lawrence Avenue, at approximately 7:38 p.m. yesterday, Jan. 22.

Two men who had their faces covered allegedly entered the store and demanded cash from the two employees on site. One of them brandished a firearm, O'Donaghey says.

"There were no customers inside the business at the time of the robbery," O’Donaghey says. "Once inside the suspects proceeded to retrieve the employee’s cellular phones, physically restrain them and secure them in a back room."

The suspects allegedly fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and a selection of sex toys. After they fled, the employees were able to free themselves and call 911.

"Both female victims sustained minor injuries related to being physically restrained," O’Donaghey says in the release. "They have each been offered RCMP Victim Services."

Police set up a containment area and a police service dog was called to the scene, but the suspects were not located.

Both were described as Caucasian, in their late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5'10", slim build, each wearing a pair of gloves and a balaclava. One man with green eyes was wearing a grey hoodie and pair of jeans, while the other wore a black hoodie and a dark coloured pair of pants.

O'Donaghey asks businesses in the vicinity to review any surveillance footage which may have caught the suspects as they arrived or after fleeing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477.

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