RCMP seek to identify ice cream store robbery suspect

B.C. Southeast District, Columbia Valley

2020-02-13 10:35 PST

File # 2020-326

RCMP is releasing images of an unknown suspect captured on video surveillance, in an effort to further an investigation into a robbery of a local restaurant carried out Wednesday evening in Invermere.

On February 12, 2020 shortly after 8 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a robbery just committed at the Dairy Queen located in Invermere. Investigators have determined that the lone female suspect entered the restaurant brandishing a hammer, while demanding cash.

That suspect exited from the restaurant, with an undisclosed amount of currency, to a nearby location where she entered into a small passenger car and fled the area, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the RCMP Southeast District.

Surveillance images which show the unknown female suspect, described as a Caucasian female, approximately 50-55 years of age, of medium to heavy build, with long blonde hair. She is seen wearing all dark clothing, dark running shoes, carrying a hammer and had wrapped herself with a large yellow blanket;

View larger image: Surveillance images which show the unknown female suspect, described as a Caucasian female, approximately 50-55 years of age, of medium to heavy build, with long blonde hair. She is seen wearing all dark clothing, dark running shoes, carrying a hammer and had wrapped herself with a large yellow blanket;

The suspect has been described to police as a Caucasian female, approximately 50-55 years of age, of medium to heavy build, with long blonde hair. She was seen on video surveillance wearing all dark clothing, dark running shoes, carrying a hammer and wrapped herself with a large yellow blanket.

The employees are being offered support by RCMP Victim Services. Thankfully no one was injured during this incident, adds Cpl. O’Donaghey.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or anyone with any additional information is urged to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment at 250-342-9292. Or if you wish to remain completely anonymous you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 with your tip information.
 

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Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-869-9578

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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