(BC RCMP)

Oceanside RCMP officers are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect after a knife-point robbery at a French Creek gas station.

The incident occurred on December 2nd, at around 7 p.m., at the French Creek Shell gas station located in the 800-block of Island Highway West.

According to Oceanside RCMP, a masked man entered the store, produced a knife and demanded cash from the clerk.

Police said the man fled on foot toward Island Highway West.

The suspect fled the area before RCMP officers, a police service dog and forensic services could arrive on scene.

“There were no injuries, however the clerk was understandably shaken up by this incident,” said RCMP in their media release.

The suspect is described as Caucasian man, standing at about 5′ 11″ tall.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing blue jeans, a light grey Carhartt hooded sweatshirt with white Carhartt writing up the left sleeve, white runners with two dark stripes on either side and a dark blue balaclava with white graphics.

He was also carrying a light and dark blue Nike bag with the “swoosh” over his back.

In an email statement, BC RCMP told Victoria Buzz there is no evidence at this time linking the gas station robbery in Saanich on Friday.

In the afternoon, on December 3rd, at approximately 3 p.m.,  a man entered the gas station at the intersection of Burnside Road West and Harriet Road, produced a knife to the cashier and demanded money.

The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash in a stolen vehicle from Nanaimo but was eventually arrested. There were no injuries in that incident.

Anyone with information on the French Creek robbery, or if you were in the area around the time of this robbery and have dashcam video, investigators would like to speak with you.

Contact the Oceanside RCMP at (250) 248-6111 quoting file number 2021-12702.

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