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Suspects flee Kamloops liquor store with 'inordinate' amounts of liquor: RCMP

Two of the suspects involved in a robbery at a Kamloops liquor store are pictured in this screenshot from surveillance video submitted by RCMP.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops RCMP
April 08, 2021 - 12:21 PM

Kamloops Mounties are seeking suspects involved in a liquor store armed robbery on Columbia Street West last night.

Three suspects, two men and a woman, gathered their items at the store, but when they approached the register, they allegedly sprayed the two employees with bear spray and fled, according to an RCMP media release.

The incident took place on the 900-block of Columbia Street West around 10:50 p.m., April 7, and RCMP responded to the reports about ten minutes later.

The suspects fled with 15 to 20 bottles of hard liquor and a bottle of alcoholic iced tea, RCMP said.

Officers searched the scene with the police dog service, but the suspects were not found. Police collected evidence at the store and are currently reviewing surveillance footage.

"If you noticed anyone walking or running away from that area around that time of night, or maybe your neighbour and their friends came home with an inordinate number of liquor bottles, please let us know," Const. Crystal Evelyn, spokesperson for Kamloops RCMP, said in the release.

The first male suspect is described as tall, "lanky," Caucasian, wearing dark clothes with a red and white bandana.

The second male is "possibly Indigenous," shorter than the first suspect and he was also wearing dark clothing.

The female suspect is described as "possibly Indigenous" in her mid-30s and about 5'3" tall. She is "heavy set" with long black, unkempt hair and was wearing a mask, with a large, baggy black hoodie and baggy black pants. Police also described her as having a "gruff" voice, with a Canadian accent and she had "very dirty hands."

Kamloops RCMP can be reached at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 21-10918 to provide more information on this incident.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops RCMP

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops RCMP

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops RCMP

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