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West Kelowna robbers show preference for Subway

Two Subway restaurants in West Kelowna were robbed within three days and Mounties are turning to the public to assist them in their investigation.

The first robbery occurred on Sunday Aug. 7 at just after 9 p.m. at the Subway on Main Street at Hoskins Road.

A man, who was dressed in dark clothing and with his face concealed, entered the restaurant and uttered a threat of violence to the female staff member if she did not give him money from the cash register, said Const. Steve Holmes.

"The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving on foot on Hoskins Road."

On Wednesda,y Aug 10 at 9:45 p.m., at the Subway on Carrington, a male of similar description, wearing dark clothing and face concealed, threatened violence against the male staff member unless he was provided with cash.

"The suspect fled on foot towards Carrington Road with an undisclosed amount of cash," said Holmes. "Efforts to locate the suspect, in both instances, was not successful. No weapon was produced in either instance and neither staff member was physically injured."

Police investigation will include the review of surveillance video, from both stores, in an effort to identify the suspect(s) and confirm any suspected link between the two robberies.

Police are asking the public for any information regarding these robberies. Please call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stopper website to report or text information.

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