On Monday January 12, 2015 at 11:30 pm, Campbell River RCMP responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Anchor Inn & Suites at 261 Island Highway.
Two male suspects entered the front lobby dressed in dark clothing with black hoodies up and bandanas covering their faces.
One male had a large knife and the other had bear spray. The male with the knife held it up at the clerk and demanded all the money from the till while the other male went into the office to look for cash.
The suspects fled with the till drawer and an undisclosed amount of money.
The clerk was not injured but obviously shaken up.
Campbell River RCMP Victim Services are working with the victim.
The male with the knife was described as Caucasian, 5’9-5’10, 180 lbs. The male with the bear spray was described as possibly Caucasian, 5’9-5’10 and about 170 lbs.
All available RCMP resources responded to the call including the Police Service Dog which tracked the suspects to the area of 3rd Avenue and Thulin Street, but lost the track. The suspects may have had a vehicle near that location.
If you have any information about this crime, please call the Campbell River RCMP at (250) 286-6221 or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go on line to the Crime Stoppers Website or Facebook site.
– Contributed by the Campbell River RCMP.