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Connection in Enderby robberies considered
The RCMP are investigating the possibility two holiday robberies in Enderby may be connected.
The first incident occurred at 10:20 p.m. Saturday at the Enderby Inn Liquor Store. The second happened at the Dollar Store Sunday.
“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 about 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 the 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 about 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.