Police searching for hammer-wielding robber

A man with a hammer attempted to rob two other men Monday morning, injuring one of the victims in the process.

Police say the two men were walking near 17th Avenue and Larch Street at about 9:30 a.m. when a man wearing a mask approached them and demanded their phones.  The two men refused and the suspect produced what was believed to have been a hammer.  One victim was struck on the head before the suspect fled on foot empty handed.  The suspect was not located.  The injured victim was treated in hospital and released.

The suspect was described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 20 to 30 years old
  • Wearing a red jacket, loose black pants, and a mask covering his face

The investigation is continuing.

Police would like to remind the public that the best course of action when faced in a situation like this, is to cooperate.

If you have any information about this Criminal offence or who may be responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.