Suspect sought in violent robbery at a Lumby convenience store

By Pete McIntyre
April 25, 2016 - 1:03pm Updated: April 25, 2016 - 1:57pm

LUMBY, B.C. — A terrifying incident for a convenience store worker in Lumby.

A man entered the Mac's store in Lumby around 1 am Sunday and produced a knife. He locked the door and held a knife to the female employee, forcing her to sit on the floor for about 10 minutes.

Cst Jocelyn Noseworthy says the suspect then fled with cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

"This was a violent robbery where the female employee was forcibly confin3ed and threatened with a knife. Although not physically injured, the employee has been significantly traumatized by this incident," says Noseworthy.

Police are looking for a five foot 6 man with a medium build.

He was wearing a grey or light brown hoodie, dark running shoes with a white line on the sole, a black mask covering his lower face, sunglasses,and black and yellow mechanic gloves.

It's not known if the man fled in a vehicle or on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lumby RCMP at 250 547 2151 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.

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