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Knife wielding man allegedly robs Kelowna gas station for cigarettes

Several RCMP vehicles and officers were on scene
Photo: (Gary Barnes/Captial News)

The Petro-Can station at Harvey Ave. and Richter was robbed early Thursday (Feb. 3) morning.

Kelowna RCMP was called to the store around 6:45 a.m. Police say a man threatened an employee with a knife before stealing cigarettes and running away. Officers, with help from Police Dog Services, searched the area but did not find the suspect. The man is caucasian, in his 30’s, and has brown eyes. He was wearing a grey jacket, brown pants, green gloves, and a green mask.

“Thankfully the employee was not injured during this robbery,” said Cpl. Tammy Lobb, media relations officer, Kelowna Regional RCMP. “This robbery occurred at a time in the morning when many people are on their way to work and may have been using the gas station. We are hoping that by releasing a photo of the suspect, witnesses will come forward”.

Robbery Suspect (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)
Robbery Suspect (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)

Anyone with any information on or may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP General Investigative ServicesRobbery Unit at 250-762-3300 or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at Crimestoppers.


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Gary Barnes

About the Author: Gary Barnes

Recently joined Kelowna Capital News and WestK News as a multimedia journalist in January 2022. With almost 30 years of experience in news reporting and radio broadcasting...
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