Mac’s store employee stabbed in robbery attempt

  • Jan. 26, 2011 3:00 p.m.

A store employee at the Mac’s Convenience Store in Rutland suffered a minor stab wound during an attempted robbery at 12:30 a.m. this morning.

The employee was stabbed in the hand bt an unknown male suspect who entered the store and demanded money.

When the employee refused, the male suspect grabbed him and during the scuffle the employee suffered a minor stab wound to his  hand, minor in nature that required stitches.

A witness on scene chased the male across Rutland Road, and confronted him, but backed off when the suspect brandished a knife.

The suspect male got into a vehicle near the scene, believed to be a Jeep Cherokee, and fled the scene prior to the arrival of police.

The male suspect was wearing a mask during the robbery.  The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male , 30 to 40 years, wearing jeans, dark hoody, green camouflage mask, thin beard with large sideburns, bald/ shaved head, 5-foo-10, and between 230 and 250 lbs.

The suspect may also have been under the influence of alcohol/ drugs at the time of the Robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers or the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

Kelowna Capital News