RCMP seeking assistance identifying man involved in robbery of BC Cannabis Store in Oliver

| Staff

Police in Oliver, BC are asking for help from the public in identifying a man who allegedly assaulted an employee and robbed a BC Cannabis Store on February 22.

According to the RCMP, the suspect entered the store in the Southwinds Shopping Centre and requested a refund. When the suspect was denied a refund, he assaulted a staff member and stole several cannabis products.

It is unclear how the suspect would have had access to cannabis products, as they are required to be kept out of reach of consumers.

“We’re releasing video (surveillance) of the suspect to the public as we hope to identify him, and prevent him from committing future offences of this kind in the South Okanagan,” said Cst. James Grandy.

The man is described as Caucasian, with a French-Canadian accent, about 5’ 10” tall, with short brown hair and light blonde facial hair.

At the time of the alleged assault and robbery, he was wearing a navy blue baseball cap, black jacket, dark pants and shoes.

If you witnessed this incident, can identify the suspect, or have any other information, you are asked to call the Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422.

Callers can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.