Penticton hotel robbed by man carrying knife

The Coast Hotel on Westminster Avenue was robbed by a man carrying a knife early Tuesday morning.

The Coast Hotel on Westminster Avenue in Penticton was robbed by a man carrying a knife early Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said a 65-year-old male employee of the hotel advised he had been robbed by a male wearing all dark blue clothing and a hood covering his face around 2 a.m.

“The suspect male entered via the front door and was carrying a knife in his hand demanding cash,” said Dellebuur. “The suspect male departed with a cash box containing a small quantity of cash.”

Penticton RCMP responded along with a police service dog unit but were unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Penticton RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.