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Enderby businesses plagued by robberies

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are investigating the possibility two holiday robberies in Enderby may be connected.

The first occurred at 10:20 p.m. Saturday at the Enderby Inn Liquor Store, the second happened the following morning at the Dollar Store.

“We are looking to see if both robberies are related,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

A cashier at the liquor store, in the 700 block of Cliff Avenue, called RCMP to say the store had just been robbed by a man described as approximately six-foot, 150-pounds, wearing a white hoody up over his head and a dark scarf around his face.

“The clerk stated the male produced a knife, walked around to the back of the counter, then removed cash and cigarettes,” said Molendyk.

The suspect walked out of the store and headed north.  A police service dog and handler attended but lost the track in a parking lot on Cliff Avenue.

“Our officers have viewed video surveillance and determined suspect was wearing a white hoody under a zip up grey sweat shirt with black stripes down the sleeves,” said Molendyk.

On Sunday, at about 10:30 a.m., RCMP were dispatched to a report of a robbery in progress at the Dollar Store.

Police were advised the lone employee was in the rear office of the store and a lone man was attempting to pry open the cash register with a knife.

The suspect was described as approximately 30 years of age, five-foot-nine or five-foot-10, wearing a black hoody with a black puffy jacket, and a scarf over his nose and lower part of his face.

Anyone with any information on either incident is asked to call the Enderby RCMP detachment at 250-838-6818, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Tips can also be left on the local Crime Stoppers’ website, www.nokscrimestoppers.com.

 

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