Penticton & South Okanagan News
Chevron robbed at gunpoint
The Chevron Town Pantry on Main Street in Penticton was robbed at gunpoint, Tuesday night, according to the Penticton RCMP.
A lone male suspect entered the store, armed with what appeared to be a handgun, and a small quantity of cash was taken from the clerk.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male of medium build, approximately 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10.
He was wearing a faded or light red jacket over a grey hoodie with the hood pulled over his head, baggy black track pants with a thin vertical red stripe and heavy black/brown boots.
He had a skull bandanna over his face.
Candace Harris, assistant manager at the Chevron, said after the suspect took the money, he went and got a bag of Lay's barbecue chips, then left the store and ran away.
Harris said she did not know how much was taken from the till and was not sure if the man was by himself.
It was also very scary for the man who was working at the time to be held up at gunpoint.
"He was badly shaken up, but not hurt," she said. "He just cooperated with what the robber wanted."
Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
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