Kamloops RCMP investigating assault with a weapon at retail store

Kamloops City

2021-01-04 14:12 PST

File # 2021-62

Kamloops RCMP is seeking public assistance to identify a man who allegedly bear sprayed employees at a retail store on New Year’s Day.

Just after 5:00 p.m. on January 1, 2021, frontline officers from the Kamloops RCMP were called to a retail store in the 1100-block of Columbia Street W, Kamloops, for a report that several employees had been sprayed with what is believed to be bear spray.

Witnesses reported that a man had been attempting to steal clothing when he was confronted by employees, near the exit. The man deployed the spray, hitting several employees before departing the store on foot.

The man is described as:

He was last seen wearing;

The surveillance video is not yet available, however we are asking anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident, and can help identify this man to contact the Kamloops RCMP, states S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the BC RCMP.

No further information is available. 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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