Kelowna Mounties looking for robbers

A gunpoint robbery at a Kelowna convenience store has turned into a manhunt.

A gunpoint robbery at a Kelowna convenience store has turned into a manhunt.

Mounties are looking for the duo they suspect to be behind a Saturday morning robbery at the Richter Street Macs Convenience Store.

“Apparently, two men entered the store and threatened the clerk with a handgun before fleeing the scene on foot with a small amount of cash,” said Const. Kris Clark, adding that the handgun was allegedly stolen an hour earlier from an apartment on the 1900 block of Burtch Road.

Dog units accompanied police at the scene, and the suspects were eventually tracked to the Verve condo unit in Glenmore where a third man, 27, was taken into custody.

He was later released without charges pending further investigation, but unconfirmed reports indicate that some evidence may still be in custody.

Witnesses have indicated that a car was also towed from the building, in the 24 hours after the third suspect was taken into custody.

“Police are actively attempting to locate the two remaining suspects and the stolen firearm,” said Clark, noting that they were light on information —such as a description of the suspects—that would help the public in assisting them.

Nonetheless, anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP 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.

Kelowna Capital News