Victoria police seek knife-wielding convenience store robber

Clerk fights back with a golf club, but thief escapes with cash

A convenience store clerk did her best to fight off a thief Saturday night after he pulled a knife and demanded cash.

In response to the demand, the clerk at Wink’s Convenience Store on Burnside Road produced a golf club and hit the man in the back as he exited the store, but not before he cleared out the till.

“The best thing for us is to get there as quick as possible, but if that’s what she needed to do, I’d support her in that,” said Const. Mike Russell.

“I never second-guess anybody in the heat of the moment,” he said.

The man is described as having darker skin, 5-foot-6 in height with a moustache and average build. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie and knee-length shorts at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact VicPD at 250-995-7444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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