Illegal pot shop robbed at gunpoint

An illegal Victoria Street cannabis store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening.

Kamloops RCMP responded to Phyven Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, 829 Victoria St., at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday after reports the store had been robbed at gunpoint.

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One man was brandishing a knife and the other had a long-barrelled firearm. Both were wearing masks.

No one was injured in the robbery and the suspects fled the scene with cash and cannabis and were seen fleeing in brown 2019 GMC Canyon pickup truck, which was later discovered near River Street and had been reported stolen from Chase.

The first suspect was described as a First Nations male with a red brimmed ball cap, toque and a beige Carhartt-style jacket.

The second suspect, noted as taller and larger than the first, wore beige pants and had a piercing under his eye described as “two jewels, similar to a belly-button piercing.”

Kamloops RCMP are asking for anyone who might know the suspects or saw the pickup truck to contact them.

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