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Knife-wielding suspect robs Penticton pizza shop

A pizza shop in Penticton was robbed last week. Video surveillance captured the suspect, seen here wielding a knife and a fire poker. Penticton RCMP

A pizza shop in Penticton was robbed on Friday, at midnight, by a suspect wielding a knife and a fire poker.

According to Penticton RCMP, the suspect entered the store and walked behind the counter, where staff make the pizzas.

The suspect, who was wielding a knife and a fire poker, then told a staff member to open the cash register.

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The employee opened the register, with the suspect placing the cash into a pizza box before fleeing on foot. The suspect left behind the knife, with staff then calling 911.

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Video surveillance captured the suspect, who is described as being 5-foot-9. He was last seen wearing a ski mask, a long shirt, pants and gloves.

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If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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