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Shoppers Drug Mart robbed at gunpoint

Kelowna RCMP are looking for a single male in connection with an armed robbery at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Mission Park Mall Saturday evening.

For employees at the store, it was a a frightening experience.

According to one employee, a man entered the store around 8:30 p.m. and quickly instructed them to lock the doors.

The man, who appeared to be brandishing a gun, stayed for approximately 10 minutes and took a substantial amount of narcotics from the pharmacy.

The employee says the robber seemed to know exactly what he was looking for and gave the impression this was not a random crime.

RCMP would not reveal the type of drugs or the exact amount taken.

Cst. Kris Clark did indicate that, historically, thieves in these scenarios are after Oxycontin and similar type drugs.

The suspect also got away with a small amount of cash.

A police service dog was dispatched to the scene but the suspect was not located.

The man is described as:

  • Approximately 25 to 30 years of age
  • About 5'10", 170 pounds with a medium build
  • Thin face with scarring
  • Wearing a brown or green jacket, light coloured blue jeans, blue shirt, brown shoes and a black mask.

Employees at the store indicated the jeans were ripped.

Nobody was hurt during the robbery.

Anyone with information who has yet to speak with police are asked to contact Kelowna RCMP Cst, McBride at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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