Kelowna motel robbed, suspect sought

The suspect threatened to harm the lone front desk clerk and demanded money.

Mounties are looking for any information that may help them arrent the man behind an armed robbery at a Kelowna motel.

RCMP responded to the scene Nov. 17, just after 9 p.m., after they received a report of a robbery just committed at the Super 8 Motel located in the 2500 block of Highway 97 in Kelowna.

Police have determined that a masked man entered the motel lobby carrying a reusable shopping bag and brandishing a knife. The suspect threatened to harm the lone front desk clerk and demanded money. He then fled the motel on foot with an un-disclosed amount of cash to a vehicle waiting nearby.

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“Although the victim was physically pushed by the suspect during the robbery, she was not physically harmed,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release. “Our investigation continues at this time as we process physical evidence secured at the scene.”

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The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his mid to late 20s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 tall, approximately 125 pounds, with brown eyes and a thin face. He was seen wearing a pair of light blue jeans, a dark coloured athletic jacket, white sneakers, a white or cream coloured Hurley hat with dark emblem, a light coloured bandana over his face and a pair of black gloves.

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If you witnessed this incident or have any information, and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or, of course, 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.

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