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Gas station robbed

Vernon RCMP are on the hunt for an armed robber who hit a service station Saturday night.

Police were called to the 27th Street Husky in the 4500-block of 27th Street shortly before 10 p.m. after a clerk reported a lone man had entered the store, produced a weapon and demanded cash from the till.

“He took off with the insert from the till which was recovered a short time later by our police service dog team,” said Vernon RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk, who would not disclose what type of weapon was produced by the robber as the matter remains under investigation.

The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after fleeing the premises on foot. The clerk was not injured in the incident.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, about five-foot-eight with a deep voice and athletic build.

He was wearing runners, blue jeans and a white-grey-black checkered-pattern, zip-up hoodie. The hood was pulled up and the man was wearing a ski mask.

Anybody with any information on the robbery is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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