Kamloops Mounties probe North Shore robbery

The holdup at the Canco gas station follows a string of robberies downtown, though police do not believe they are connected

Police say they have no reason to believe a weekend robbery at a North Kamloops convenience store is connected to a recent rash of holdups at downtown businesses.

Investigators said a suspect walked into the Canco gas station store at 228 Tranquille Rd. in the early-morning hours of Sunday and demanded cash.

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RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the robber demanded that cash be placed in a black tote bag.

“The suspect then left on foot towards the Overlanders Bridge,” she said. “The clerk was not injured. It is unknown if the suspect was male or female.”

The suspect is described as someone standing 5-foot-8, wearing an olive-green or brown Carhartt jacket over a blue-checked hoodie and light blue gloves. The robber’s face was covered by a neck gaiter.

Shelkie said nothing about Sunday’s robbery leads investigators to believe it is linked to a string of incidents in recent weeks downtown.

A handful of downtown Kamloops businesses have been targeted by a robber dating back to Jan. 9, when Moviemart on St. Paul Street was held up by a masked man armed with a knife.

Similar incidents followed at a nearby adult store, a dry-cleaner and, again, at Moviemart.

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