RCMP look for man with a gun

Police are searching for a suspect after two women were allegedly robbed at gunpoint last night.

On June 19, shortly after midnight, the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery in a parking lot behind 160 Rutland Road North. A witness tells Castanet the incident happened at around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday. Two women were standing in the parking lot when they were approached by an unknown man. The man brandished a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the scene on foot with a stolen purse. A Police Service Dog tracked the suspect for several blocks but he was not located.
The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Darker complexion
  • About 5'7" and 5'9" and 170 lbs.
  • Slim build
  • Scruffy, long facial hair
  • One witness did not see facial hair

A witness says the woman were shaken up, one suffered a few scrapes and bruises.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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

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