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Penticton store robbed

A Penticton store clerk was robbed at knifepoint on Sunday evening.

RCMP resounded to a hold-up alarm from the Foodland store located at 698 Westminster Ave. at 8:42 p.m. The clerk advised police that a female entered the store wearing a flesh-coloured mask and a red bandana over her head.

The robber produced a knife and black reusable shopping bag and demanded money from the till. The clerk gave the woman the money from the till which was placed in the black bag and the suspect departed.

The suspect is described as being five-foot-three to five-foot-five, wearing a white jacket, gloves and black pants.

A Penticton RCMP police service dog unit and officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

RCMP continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to contact them at 250-492-4300 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

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