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$200 in booze swiped from liquor store

It may have been a good Super Bowl Sunday for a pair of thieves who absconded with about $200 in alcohol during a late night heist Saturday.

According to police the men hit Liquids Liquor Store on Gordon Drive just before closing time at 11 p.m.

The two men apparently entered the store with their faces covered.

One man placed several bottles of liquor in a bag while the other threatened the clerk with a bat-like weapon.

Cst. Kris Clark says the suspects got away with about half a dozen bottles of alcohol, but no cash.

They fled on foot toward Gordon Drive.

"A police service dog established a track but the suspects were not located," says Clark.

The suspect with the bat is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’11” to 6'
  • Early 20’s
  • Wearing all black clothing and a black knapsack

The second suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’7” to 5’9” with a thin build
  • Wearing a black hooded sweater
  • black ball cap with white brim
  • beige pants white runners
  • He had a red duffel bag

Clark says police are working at getting surveillance pictures of the two suspects.

He adds RCMP recommend store owners review their surveillance systems from time to time in order to stay as current as possible with technology.

"Technology progresses so quickly so it is impossible to stay current," says Clark. "But if your system is five or six years old it's probably a good idea. Especially if it's a VHS tape - it's probably a good idea to get a hard drive or computerized system and upgrade your cameras."

Anyone with information concerning the robbery at Liquids is asked to call Cst. Shufelt at 250-762-3300.

Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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