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Police trying to identify robbery suspect

Police are asking the public’s help to identify a robbery suspect.

On Monday, August 15, shortly before noon officers from the Prince George RCMP received a report of a robbery at a store on the 1900-block of Victoria Street. Employees at the location said a man entered the store and sprayed bear spray toward the employees. The suspect then used a hammer to smash a glass case and stole some jewellry before leaving the store.

“Police immediately attended the area but were unable to locate the suspect. We are now asking the public for any information they may have about this event. If anyone witnessed the suspect leaving the area or has dash cam footage showing the suspect, or any information on where he may be, they can speak to a police officer by calling the non-emergency line at 250-561-3300. Quote file number 2022-29166,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations officer for the Prince George RCMP.

The suspect is described as wearing:
– A red hat
– Two masks
– Glasses
– Black gloves
– Dark grey sweater
– Grey sweatpants
– Black and white shoes

The suspect left the area riding a red BMX bike with a blue right rear triangle and white front tire. Total value of the theft is more than $1,400.
The employees affected by the bear spray recovered without serious injury. The file remains under investigation.

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

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