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Vernon RCMP investigating overnight Valentine's Day robbery

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February 15, 2018 - 10:22 AM

VERNON - Police in the North Okanagan are searching for a suspect after a local Tim Hortons was robbed.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett says in a news release that police responded to a report of a robbery at a Tim Hortons located at 3905 32 St. shortly before 11 p.m. yesterday, Feb. 14.

Employees had asked the male suspect to leave the store at closing, but he instead approached the till and allegedly demanded cash while threatening violence.

Brett says the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the area on foot.

"Numerous Officers and the Vernon RCMP Police Service Dog attended scene; however, the suspect male was not located," Brett says in the release. "There is video surveillance available of the suspect male and Officers are working with Tim Hortons and other surrounding businesses to gather the evidence and make an identification."

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man with short brown hair, a short beard, wearing a black toque, a black jacket and running shoes. He also has a neck tattoo.

No employees were injured during the incident, Brett says.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477.

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