Add another theft to the rash of recent downtown robberies as Mounties are now searching for a man who robbed the Dr. Love/Hemp City store on Victoria Street Thursday night.
The male suspect, who had his face covered, entered the store at about 8:15 p.m. and demanded money from the cash register.
No weapon was shown and no one was injured in the incident, according to Kamloops RCMP.
The suspect reportedly fled the store eastbound with a quantity of cash and went around the building through a parking lot and headed west down the alley, RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie told KTW.
The suspect is described as being about six feet tall and of a slender build.
He was wearing a long navy blue parka with a fur-lined hood, a black toque that has a white stripe along the rim and dark pants.
The robbery happened within a few hours of the 7-Eleven convenience store on Summit Drive being robbed, but police don’t believe the man who was arrested in that incident to be the same suspect involved in the Victoria Street robbery as their descriptions do not match.
“At this time there is no evidence linking this suspect to any of the other robberies that have occurred over the past month,” Shelkie said in a press release.
This is the fifth known downtown robbery police have reported this year — and the first in which no weapon being produced. The other four robberies occurred in January and involved knife-wielding male suspects with their faces covered.
No one has been reportedly injured during these robberies.
Police have made no arrests related to these files to date.
“As there has been a number of robberies in the downtown core in recent months, Kamloops RCMP advises store owners and managers to review security protocol with their employees and asks everyone to report any suspicious activity they seem,” Shelkie said in the release.
Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to leave an anonymous tip.