POLICE – Armed robber scoops cash at Howard Johnson Inn


Surveillance video of robbery.

Kamloops RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed the Howard Johnson Inn on Monday night (April 10, 2017).

At about 10:15 p.m. a man entered the inn on Columbia Street and pointed a black handgun-looking firearm at the clerk working behind the desk.  The man went directly to the cash drawer and took some money while ordering the clerk to get into a back room, then left.  The clerk was not injured.

Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said police officers and the police dog combed the area but didn’t find the robber.  He was wearing a balaclava, a black hoodie, black Adidas track pants with white stripes down the leg, and carrying a greyish-black backpack.

If you have any information on this robbery or can identify the suspect, please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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