Saanich police are looking to identify the man in this sketch. They say he is responsible for an armed robbery from December at a health food store.

Saanich police release sketch of apologetic robbery suspect

Knife-wielding robber entered Saanich health food store in December, made off with cash

Saanich police on Friday released a sketch of a man who robbed a health food store at knifepoint last year.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2011, the man entered then quickly left the Health Essentials Supplements store at Gorge and Tillicum roads.

Returning a few minutes later, when all other customers had left, he approached the cashier and asked her for a specific vitamin.

After she retrieved the item, the man produced a large knife and demanded money from the cash register.

“Prior to leaving, he apologized no less than two or three times. He expressed his sorrow,” Sgt. Dean Jantzen said.

The suspect is described as a thin Caucasian, 5’8″ tall and in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a black jacket, jeans, running shoes and a large red “Rastafarian-style” toque.

Anyone who recognizes the individual in the sketch is asked to call police at 250-475-4321.

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