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Robber asked for pay phone change

Penticton RCMP are looking for a man who robbed two stores on the same day last week.

Last Tuesday, in the early morning hours, a man entered the 24/7 on Main Street and tried to buy a bottle of water but didn't have enough money.

He then asked the teller for change to use the pay phone.

Once the teller opened the till, the man jumped the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the till.

He fled in a late 1990s grey/silver Toyota Corolla with a possible dent on the driver's side door.

Later that same day, just after 6 p.m., Sergeant Rick Dellebuur says the same man entered the Husky gas station on Westminster Ave.

“The male again asked the teller for change for the pay phone. Once the teller opened the till, he jumped the counter, pushing the teller and again stole an undisclosed amount of money from the till. The man is described as Caucasian, 6' to 6'2” with a slim build, between 35 and 45 years old. He has a sunken face, was wearing a grey winter coat, grey shirt and wore a white ball cap at the 24/7 and a black ball cap at the Husky,” says Dellebuur.

The Penticton RCMP is requesting assistance in identifying the suspect in these robberies.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Penticton RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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