Kamloops RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men involved in an armed robbery Saturday evening.
On Jan. 2, 2021, around 6:10 p.m., frontline officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a business on the 1200-block of Summit Drive. As is the usual RCMP practice, the business has not been identified.
When police arrived, they were told two men had entered the business around 6:05 p.m. The first man was armed with a knife. He approached an employee and demanded money. The second man guarded the door and had bear spray.
Surveillance video assisted officers from the General Investigation Support Team in identifying a suspect vehicle — a grey SUV, later located by police and confirmed to be stolen.
Both men were wearing masks, but were described as:
- all black clothing except for his pants, which were grey
- no gloves
- armed with a knife
- “shaggy” or disheveled
- burnt orange Carhartt jacket and orange face mask
- what looked like a grey hoodie under the jacket
- armed with bear spray
- also “shaggy” or disheveled
- strong body odour
On Monday night, Jan. 4, 2021, an officer was patrolling the North Shore when he located the vehicle. It was unoccupied, but contained a loaded firearm. Police Dog Services assisted in searching for its occupant or occupants, but no one was located. The vehicle was transported to a secure location to be analysed by the Kamloops Forensic Identification Team.
If anyone has any information related to this file, or recognizes the suspects, contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.