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Robbery at adult store in Kamloops

RCMP are on the look out for a suspect in connection to an armed robbery at Whispers Adult Superstore, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
January 21, 2019 - 1:01 PM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops police are seeking assistance in identifying a man who robbed a downtown sex shop.

The suspect entered the Whispers Adult Superstore in the 400 block of Seymour Street yesterday, Jan. 20, at about 4:20 p.m., according to an RCMP media release.

The man had his face covered and was brandishing a knife. He told the clerk working to open the cash register and give him the money inside. Once he had the cash he left the store and proceeded on foot down Seymour Street towards 5 Avenue.

Police describe the male as close to 6 feet tall, medium build, and is believed to be Indigenous. He was wearing baggy jeans, and a black hoodie with a light blue trim on the sleeves, inside the pockets and inside the hood. His face was covered with a mask that was blue, navy and grey camouflage.

The clerk was not injured.

“This is the third robbery in downtown Kamloops in 10 days,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in the release.  “So far the RCMP have not linked these robberies to each other. We are very thankful that no one has been physically harmed. In each of the robberies, the employees’ actions have been exactly what police recommend. They have remained calm, cooperated with the robber and observed what the robber looked like which helps the police later with identifying a suspect.”

If you have any information about this suspect or any of the robberies contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000; or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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