Bear spray used as weapon in armed robbery

Male suspect robs store of cash, electronic equipment

  • Sep. 4, 2012 5:00 a.m.

A thief used a large can of bear spray as a weapon to steal cellphones and electronic tablets from a Rogers Plus store Sunday evening.

The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. at the store located in the 2600-block of Quadra St. The man entered, brandishing the bear spray, and ordered two employees into the back room to open a safe.

The suspect emptied out the safe of electronic merchandise, then emptied the cash register of its money.

He fled in an older model white, four-door sedan car.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his late 30s to early 40s, and approximately 5’8” tall. He was wearing a green Tilley-style hat, dark sunglasses, a green sweater and jeans.

The bear spray was not discharged, and neither of the employees was physically injured during the robbery.

Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to contact detectives at 250-995-7444, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

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