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Vernon RCMP ask for help to identify gun-pointing suspect

RCMP have turned to the public to identify a man who pointed a handgun at two people in a Vernon parking lot, Saturday, April 10, 2021.
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April 22, 2021 - 5:34 PM

RCMP have turned to the public to identify a man who pointed a handgun at two people in a Vernon parking lot almost two weeks ago.

Officers responded to a report a man was pointing a gun in the parking lot of a business in the 2500 block of 27 Avenue in Vernon at around 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 10, according to an RCMP media release.

Police say the man walked out of an alley and pointed the gun at two people. They didn’t know the suspect.

After a quick “verbal exchange” the suspect took off on foot and disappeared around the corner of the building, RCMP said.

The area was flooded with officers and a police dog tried to track down the suspect but he got away.

The incident was caught on tape by a surveillance system.

“This is a serious incident and every effort is being made to identify the person who is responsible for this crime,” Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Chris Terleski said in the release. 

“We are now turning to the public for their help, as we have been unable to identify the suspect, who is observed in this video surveillance image.”

RCMP describe the suspect as a Caucasian male, 30 to 35 years old, around 6’ tall with dark, short brown hair with longer sideburns. He was wearing a green plaid jacket, a white shirt, baggy blue cotton pants and brown boots.

If you can identify the person, or have information that may assist police in identifying him, you are asked to please contact Const. Caston at the Verno-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.


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