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Police seek suspect in Penticton armed robbery attempt

Police said the suspect male is described as caucasian, 6'0", 170 pounds with a slim build. — Submitted photos

The Penticton RCMP are seeking public assistance in regards to an attempt armed robbery which occurred Tuesday evening at a downtown business.     

The incident happened at approximately 5:50 p.m, when the Penticton RCMP responded to a report of an attempt armed robbery in the downtown core. 

Poilce were advised that a male entered Mike's Pawn Brokers at 333 Main Street brandishing what appeared to be a small handgun but left emptyhanded after demanding cash.

"The suspect male is described as Caucasian, 6'0", 170lbs/slim build, wearing black track pants, black shirt, grey zip up hoody, a blue baseball cap “TAYLOR MADE” written across the front, sunglasses, black gloves with white stripping on the back, white running shoes and was sporting a fake beard," the RCMP media release said.

"The male fled on foot northbound on Main Street. Police responded with extensive patrols being conducted however the male was not located."

RCMP investigators are asking that anyone having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.