Knife-wielding man sought by police after robbery at Kelowna Subway

Police are looking for the man in the picture from surveillance footage after a robbery at a Kelowna Subway April 30, 2017.
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KELOWNA - Police are looking for an armed robber after a Subway employee was threatened with a knife late last month.

RCMP say just after 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 the Subway in the 1700 block of Springfield Road was robbed.

The man allegedly stole cash from an open register and then fled the store on foot. When the lone employee followed the man outside and confronted him, the man pulled a knife, according to an RCMP media release.

The employee went back inside the store and the man fled the scene, RCMP say. The employee was uninjured. A search of the area by police was unsuccessful.

The suspect is a Caucasian man, around 5’10” tall. His hair is short and he has a receding hairline. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black T-shirt and dark pants with reflective stripes around the ankles.

“Police have since obtained surveillance footage of the suspect inside the restaurant,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

Police are asking any witnesses or people with information about the man’s identity to call Cst. Shaun Keyes with the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-8477.


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