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Armed convenience store robbery in Nanaimo Thursday night prompts hunt for suspect


Nanaimo RCMP are currently looking to identify a suspect involved in an armed robbery at a convenience store Thursday night.

Just before 9 p.m. on August 4th, a man armed with a knife entered the James Street General Store, located at 600 Victoria Road. 

Officers, along with a police dog, responded quickly, however the suspect had fled by the time officers arrived. 

The suspect was not located and a track could not be established by the police dog. 

According to the clerk on duty, the suspect walked into the business, produced a knife and demanded money from the till. 

The clerk complied with the demand. 

The clerk said the suspect headed northbound on Needham Street, however, it is unknown if the suspect left the area on foot, had a bike or other means of transportation waiting nearby. 

The store clerk was shaken by the incident but was not physically harmed. Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services are assisting. 

The suspect is described as having a dark complexion, standing 5’10” tall with a slim build. 

At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark hoodie, blue medical mask and gloves. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at (250) 754-2345.

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