RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery at Local Convenience Store

John Crawford
10/29/2018

Prince Rupert RCMP are investigating a report of an armed robbery at a local convenience store early Saturday morning.

Police say they were called to the store on Park Avenue at around 1:50am.

A man brandishing a knife reportedly stole a quantity of cash.

Eye witness accounts and video surveillance footage describe the suspect as male, about six feet tall and wearing all black clothing and a black hoody with a large red eagle design on the back.

Witnesses say he spoke with a deep voice.

Staff Sergeant Jagdev Uppal says police believe that this incident is isolated to the convenience store and that there is no safety concern to the public.

Contact Prince Rupert RCMP or Crime Stoppers if you have information that can help in the investigation.

== RCMP NEWS RELEASE ==

Armed Robbery at Convenience Store

Prince Rupert

2018-10-27 13:38 PDT

File # 2018-8236

 

A man entered a convenience store on Park Avenue in Prince Rupert, BC brandishing a knife.

Police responded to a call for assistance at the store at approximately 1:50 AM with reports that they had been robbed at knife point.

Upon attending the scene it was determined that a quantity of cash was stolen. Eye witness accounts and video surveillance describe the suspect as wearing all black clothing, a black hoody with a large red eagle design on the back. The suspect is believed be a male, approximately 6 feet tall with a deep voice.

Police continue to work on the investigation with specialized sections. S/Sgt. Uppal of the Prince Rupert RCMP stated that, "We recently solved a similar incident last year at this location, and we expect the same results".

We believe that this incident is isolated to the convenience store and that there is no safety concern to the public.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance and to call the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if they witnessed anything suspicious in the early morning of October 27 in the Park Avenue area.

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Released by

Cpl. Devon James Gerrits

Watch Commander
Prince Rupert RCMP
100 6th Ave W, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3Z3
Office: 250-627-0700
Cell: 250-600-0313
Fax: 250-600-3013

Email: devon.gerrits@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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