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Thief robs jewellery store and hits pedestrian in Kamloops

Surveillance video from both the mall (left) and the hotel (right) show images of what police say is the suspect who allegedly robbed Michael Hill Jewellery and hit a woman in the Days Inn parking lot. He is described as being in his 30s, Caucasian, 5’10” tall with a medium build.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP
April 08, 2019 - 12:32 PM

KAMLOOPS -  Kamloops police are searching for a man who robbed a jewellery store and hit a pedestrian all in one day.

At about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, a man allegedly stole over $4,000 worth jewellery from the Michael Hill Jewellery store in Aberdeen Mall, a RCMP media release says.

The suspect took off from the store on foot and got into a black SUV that was parked outside. The SUV had tinted rear windows with large, black, aftermarket style rims, a white front bumper and no front licence plate.

He is described as being in his 30s, Caucasian, 5’10” with a medium build.

Later that day, at around 10 p.m., a man asked to rent a room at the Days Inn Hotel.  When he was told that there were no rooms available he left the lobby, got into his vehicle and backed out of his parking spot at high speed hitting a woman who was standing near by. The vehicle then sped away.

The woman received minor injuries and was treated on scene by paramedics.

Surveillance video from both the mall and the hotel show the same vehicle was used in both the robbery and the hit and run.

Police are now gathering information to try and identify the suspect.

Kamloops RCMP asks anyone with information on the vehicle or the suspect to call 250-828-3000. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police say video surveillance shows the same vehicle was used in both the robbery and the hit and run.
Police say video surveillance shows the same vehicle was used in both the robbery and the hit and run.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ B.C. RCMP

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