Attempted armed robbery in Vernon foiled

By 1075 Beach Radio News
January 29, 2018 - 5:11pm

KAMLOOPS — Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are investigating an attempted armed robbery that took place at a local Vernon business over the weekend.

On January 26th, 2018 just before 10:00 pm the Vernon RCMP received a report of an attempted robbery that had just occurred at a local business in the 3100 block of Coldstream Ave, Vernon. A lone male entered the location, allegedly produced what appeared to be a firearm and demanded cash from the two employees.

The suspect male quickly realized his attempts were going to be unsuccessful as the panic alarm had been pushed by the employee and police were on their way.

The suspect male didn’t have time to act during this incident as the employee was able to clearly activate the alarm upon his arrival and demands for cash says Cst. Kelly Brett. The male quickly turned around and left the business empty handed without incident.

The suspect male is described to police as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Approximately 5’11
  • Wearing a black hat, black sweater with the word Puma on the front, black pants, black and white Adidas shoes, carrying a black bag.
  • The suspect fled the area and was not located. The two employees on site were not injured during the event.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at

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