Dine-and-dash couple sought after hit-and-run outside pub

Kamloops Mounties are trying to identify a male suspect who ran down a customer with his vehicle outside a North Shore pub.

Nearly two weeks ago on June 15, a man and woman exited the Rockin’ Firkin Pub on Sydney Avenue without paying their bill. A customer followed them out to the parking lot to tell them they needed to pay before leaving, according to police.

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“The male suspect became verbally confrontational, got into his vehicle and sped towards the customer, striking him,” RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a press release.

The suspect then drove off.

The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Royal Inland Hospital.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s, with balding, short hair and scruffy facial hair.

On the date in question he was wearing a red Adidas track suit, two watches on his left wrist and multiple rings on his fingers.

His female passenger is described as white, in her 30s, 5-foot-8, with long blonde hair in a bun. She was wearing jean shorts, a black long-sleeved shirt and a black baseball cap. The suspect vehicle is a red car.

Shelkie said the appeal to the public has been made now because police have exhausted all other avenues of their investigation, canvassing local businesses and attempting to identify the suspect through surveillance and witnesses.

Anyone who can identify either the man, woman or the vehicle, is being urged to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

© Kamloops This Week


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