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Police try to connect dots between robberies at same West Kelowna convenience store

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March 12, 2019 - 3:53 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Police are looking for connections between a pair of robberies and thefts at a West Kelowna convenience store that happened within hours of each other over the weekend.

On March 9 just before 7:26 p.m., officers responded to a hold up alarm at the Mac's Convenience Store on Boucherie Road, according to an RCMP media release. A man entered the store demanding cash and ultimately left with lotto tickets and some cash.

Police say during the entire event the man apparently did not produce a weapon or threaten violence.

RCMP responded to a similar call at the same convenience store on March 10 at 5:40 a.m. This time police were told a man, who demanded money, left the store with chocolate bars, potato chips and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said the police have identified a possible suspect for these two robberies. They also believe he's connected with a shoplifting theft committed at a West Kelowna liquor store.

RCMP don't say what evidence connects these crimes, nor did police provide a description of the suspect.


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