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Armed robbery

Staff members at Capri Insurance are still recovering after a traumatizing incident Tuesday that saw a man rob the agency at gunpoint.

Tim Miller, a Partner at Capri Insurance, says his team is angry that someone would put his staff through this for such little gain.

“An inconsequential sum of money relative to the trauma induced on the people,” said Miller.

He doesn't understand why this man would target their office, especially given how little cash they have on hand at any time.

“Auto-plan offices generally have very little money on hand so it seems to me it is such a low return for this gentleman, who brandished a gun, to essentially traumatize my staff -- a couple people quite severely.”

Miller, who was not in the office at the time, is angry that his staff was put through this and says they are all just trying to do a good job and didn't deserve this.

“A masked man came into the auto-plan office. He came around from the Capri Hotel and he was observed on some security cameras. He came through the office front door (wearing a black mask) and pointed a weapon at one of my staff members asking for some money. She promptly and wisely complied and then he left on foot,” explained Miller.

He says the RCMP responded very quickly and he suspects they will soon have the suspect in custody.

Capri Insurance has brought in a counsellor to help the staff deal with the incident. 

“My staff are ok. The people that were closer to the event are quite upset. I suspect it will take a few more days for them to come to terms with this, it is quite frightening to have a gun pointed at you,” said Miller.

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