Police seek suspect in Kamloops retail theft and bear-spray assault

Kamloops City

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:

A white man with a blonde shaggy wig, whitish face mask, white t-shirt over a black long sleeve shirt, and camo pants of white, tan, and black shades, can be seen walking near black and grey shopping carts inside a store entryway.

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.

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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