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Police hunt for suspect after convenience store robbed in Merritt

The suspect vehicle on the right, and the robbery suspect on the left.
Image Credit: Merritt RCMP

Police are searching for a suspect in a robbery in Merritt today.

RCMP were called at around 1:45 p.m. today, May 10, to a robbery at a convenience store at 2801 Clapperton Avenue around 1:45 p.m., according to a press release from RCMP.

“Officers are actively searching for the suspect and the vehicle,” Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson, said in the release. “Police are releasing footage of both the suspect and the vehicle used, and ask the public to call 911 should they observe either.”

The suspect is a Caucasian male with facial hair, roughly 5’8” tall with a large tattoo on his right arm that could be a weave pattern. His vehicle is a small two-door Fiat.

“The risk to the public remains unknown at this time, however it appears targeted towards carrying out a robbery, and not the general public,” Cpl. Grandy said. “Frontline officers are actively working at identifying and locating the suspect, and are hoping a member of the public may spot either the vehicle or suspect.”

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