RCMP say on Wednesday (June 8) around 4:40 p.m., officers were called to the 800-block of Columbia Street for a report of a man who walked into a store with a bandana over his face, pulled out what appeared to be a gun, then demanded cash, lotto tickets, and energy drinks.
“Officers arrived on scene almost immediately but the culprit fled on a bike into a residential area,” says Corporal Crystal Evelyn of Kamloops RCMP, “The Police Dog Service Unit attended and was able to track evidence related to the investigation, but the suspect managed to escape.”
Another business, located in the 1200-block of Summit Drive, was robbed with a weapon on Monday (June 6) around 2:50 p.m. Police say a pellet gun was found nearby.
“The time of day that both these robberies occurred is typically when we see lots of pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the community,” adds Cpl. Evelyn. “It is our hope that someone will have seen something that can help identify a suspect.”