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Suspect sought by police after string of robberies in Port Alberni: RCMP


Police are seeking a man who robbed a convenience store while wearing a blue ski mask and was armed with a knife.

Over the weekend, Port Alberni RCMP dealt with a call that they believe to be connected to another crime of similar nature.

On Sunday, December 4th, at around 3:25 p.m., police received a call that there was a robbery at the 7-11 on Redford and 10th Avenue. 

Police say the suspect description was similar to a robbery that had occurred on November 27th in which a blue ski mask was worn by the thief and they brandished a knife.

His actions were also similar enough to make police think the two robberies were committed by the same person.

According to Port Alberni RCMP, in the November 27th incident at around 5:40 p.m., a suspect attempted to rob the King Edward Liquor Store on 3rd Avenue then fled.

They were later seen again with a knife and wearing the blue ski mask at the 7-11 at approximately 7:10 p.m.

Police say no one was hurt in either of these incidents and they continue to investigate the matters.

Police ask that anyone with information about these incidents, call Port Alberni RCMP at (250) 723-2424

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