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Knife used in gas station robbery

A man from Alberta will be appearing in a Salmon Arm courtroom after allegedly robbing the Shell Gas bar in Enderby with a knife.

According to RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk the suspect entered the store around 8 p.m. April 28, approached the clerk to buy cigarettes, but when the register was open the man brandished a large knife and demanded money.

"The clerk ran to the back of the store. The suspect then grabbed the register and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash," says Molendyk.

However the clerk managed to follow the suspect out of the store and witnessed him getting into the passenger side of a black Dodge pick-up. The clerk was able to get a plate number and call police.

Molendyk says when officers followed up on the plate number they located the owner of the vehicle who claimed the truck had been loaned out to a friend.

"The officers were able to locate the friend and the 33-year-old suspect matching the description at a house in Enderby. A knife believed to be the one used was located by our officers in the back of the truck."



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