Police are searching for a suspect after being called to a robbery late Sunday morning.
On January 3, at 11:29 a.m., the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at a pizza restaurant located in the 1900 block of Kane Road. A lone masked male entered the store, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded that the cashier give him all the money.
“The cashier, a 17-year-old Kelowna youth was not injured during the confrontation,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey. “However she was understandably emotionally disturbed as a result of this senseless and extremely traumatic incident.”
The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. A police service dog was brought in to conduct a search, a track of the suspect was established and an article related to the incident was located. The track ended a short time later where police believe a vehicle was waiting nearby.
Investigators recognize that the circumstances of this robbery are similar in nature to those of the incident reported on Dec. 29, 2015. Police have not yet ruled out that the two may be linked, however cannot confirm that they are linked at this time.
Police are continuing to investigate both robberies and will be reviewing the video surveillance footage related to both incidents.
The suspect in this incident is described as:
- Caucasian male;
- 6 ft 3 in tall;
- Light brown hair;
- Wearing a black jacket with fur trimmed hood, a black mask, and black jeans;
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP, Cst. Shaun Keyes, at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.