KELOWNA, BC: The Kelowna RCMP is asking for the public’s help following an Armed Robbery at a local business Monday evening…
Police say at approximately 7:38 PM, officers were notified of an Armed Robbery at Wild Kingdom on Lawrence Avenue in the downtown.
Two unknown men, one with a firearm, entered the store with their faces covered and demanded cash from the two female employees working that evening. No customers were inside at the time so both suspects retrieved the staff members cell phones, took the staff to the back of the store, where they were physically tied up and secured.
The suspects robbed the cash register and took a selection of adult sex toys.
Once the suspects fled, the store employees were able to break free of their restraints and call 911. Both female victims sustained minor injuries related to being physically restrained, and both offered RCMP Victim Services.
RCMP set up an area of containment and a Kelowna RCMP Police Service Dog was called to the scene to assist with a search for the suspects who were not located.
Both suspects were described to police as Caucasian males, in their late 20’s or early 30’s, standing approximately 5’10 tall, of slim build, each wearing a pair of gloves with their faces covered with a balaclava. One of the males, who reportedly had green eyes, wore a grey hoodie and a pair of jeans. While the other wore a black hoodie and a dark coloured pair of pants.
Businesses’ in the vicinity are asked to review any surveillance footage which may have captured the suspects as the arrived in the area or fled after committing the robbery.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, by leaving an online tip at http://www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.