Police seek suspect in Kamloops retail theft and bear-spray assault
2021-01-07 14:27 PST
File # 2021-558
The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect after a retail employee reported being assaulted while trying to prevent a theft.
On January 5, 2021 around 6:36 p.m., a man in a blonde wig and mask entered a retail business on the 500-block of Notre Dame Drive, shopped for a bit, then attempted to leave the store with unpaid merchandise, according to a report received by frontline officers. When an employee attempted to stop the man from leaving, he discharged a can of bear spray.
The man is described as:
- 20-30 years of age
- a blonde wig
- face mask
- white t-shirt over a black long-sleeved shirt
- camo plants
The man fled on foot through the back door of the store, ran to a parking lot on Summit Drive, and sped away in a grey SUV. No plate was captured.
If anyone has any information related to this file, or recognizes the suspect, please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.
Cst. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Officer
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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