Police in Kelowna seek robbery suspect

Kelowna, BC: RCMP are searching for a suspect after a local electronics store was robbed Monday afternoon in Kelowna.

On November 7, 2016 at 4:10 pm, several RCMP officers responded to a report of a robbery just committed at Best Buy in Orchard Park Mall located at 2271 Harvey Avenue. Police have determined that the woman suspect was confronted by a store employee and loss prevention officer, as she exited the store with an unpaid drone valued at over $1800. The suspect allegedly bear sprayed the employee before fleeing the area on foot south on Dilworth Drive.

An area of containment was established as a Police Service Dog was called to the scene to conduct a search for the woman, who left behind the stolen drone and the spent canister of bear spray. The K9 unit was unable to locate the suspect.

The victim, a 26-year-old Kelowna man, was treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene.

The robbery suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian female;
  • In her mid-30’s;
  • 5 ft 6 in to 5 ft 8 in tall;
  • Black hair;
  • Wearing a grey jacket, black sweater, black pants and white shoes;

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying their suspect and are releasing images from the stores video surveillance system, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. 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.

File # 2016-66894

Kelowna RCMP


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