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Hammer wielded in robbery
The owner of Hagemann Jewellers in Vernon is recovering after being struck in the head with a hammer during a weekend robbery,
On April 5 just after 11:00 a.m the owner reported to police that his jewellery store located on 30th Avenue had just been robbed.
RCMP attended the jewellery store and spoke to him. He appeared to be bleeding from his head.
“The store owner told police that a male described as approximately 6 feet tall, with light brown hair, wearing a white Halloween mask, a dark sweater, a scarf, and a fedora style hat with dark pants, entered his store pulled out a hammer with a wooden handle and started smashing the glass on one of the display cases,” explained RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk.
The owner confronted the male with a baton and swung it at the suspect but the suspect struck back, hitting the owner on the head with the hammer before fleeing on foot eastbound on 30 Ave.
The ambulance was called to tend to the owner and they took him to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment.
This file remains under investigation and the police are asking anyone who may have seen the suspect run from the store or knows anything about the Robbery to please call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
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