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Kelowna RCMP seek armed robbery suspect

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Kelowna RCMP are releasing a photo from a surveillance camera captured during an armed robbery at a Super 8 Motel Friday evening.

Police responded to the call just after 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Highway 97.

RCMP say a masked man walked into the lobby carrying a reusable shopping bag and brandishing a knife.

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The man threatened the front desk clerk and demanded money.

He then ran to a vehicle waiting nearby.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, in his mid to late 20’s, with brown eyes.  He’s about 5’7″ tall, with a thin build.  He was wearing a white or cream coloured Hurley hat with a dark emblem and a light-coloured bandana over his face.

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“Although the victim was physically pushed by the suspect during the robbery, she was not physically harmed,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release. “Our investigation continues at this time as we process physical evidence secured at the scene.”

If you witnessed this incident or have any information, and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or, of course, remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.