Kamloops Mounties investigating another robbery

The Sahali Esso was held up on Monday morning, the latest in a string of robberies in the city this year

Kamloops Mounties are searching for two suspects who robbed the Sahali Esso gas station on Monday morning.

Two men walked into entered the gas station at at Columbia Street and McGill Road at about 5:30 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk. One suspect appeared to have a handgun, while the other was holding what looked like a can of pepper spray.

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Screenshots from security footage show the two men pointing their apparent weapons over the front counter.

The suspects left the gas station with cash from the register and headed northbound on foot.

Police said the clerk was not injured.

The suspect who was holding the gun was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans and had a white bandana covering his face. The suspect with pepper spray was wearing a black and tan jacket, black pants and had a black bandana covering his face.

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The suspects in the March 18 robbery of the Sahali Esso as captured on video surveillance.

“At this time, there is no evidence linking this robbery to any of the other robberies that have occurred over the past month,” RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said.

Police continue to report numerous robberies around Kamloops in the first few months of 2019.

Five downtown businesses have been robbed in six separate incidents, most involving a weapon being produced by a masked man. The 7- Eleven store on Summit Drive has been robbed three times since January.

No one has been reportedly injured during these robberies.

Police have made just one arrest to date — a 16-year-old male from Kamloops who police believe robbed the 7-Eleven on March 7.

The teenager isn’t wanted for any of the other robberies.

Last week, police executed a search warrant at a home near Chase in connection with an ongoing investigation of one of those downtown robberies, the March 9 holdup of an illegal cannabis shop on Victoria Street, but it’s not clear if any arrests have been made.

Investigations into the other robberies remain ongoing.

The RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two men who robbed the

Esso gas station. Anyone with information about this robbery, or any of the previous robberies, is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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