Petro-Canada teller robbed at gun point

Prince Rupert RCMP searching for suspect who fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash

A teller working the overnight shift at Petro-Canada on Aug. 31 was robbed at gun point and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

At 2:15 a.m. the Prince Rupert RCMP received a call of an armed robbery at the Hays Cove gas station. Staff Sgt. Brian Donaldson said the suspect had a black coloured pistol, and had left the scene on foot. The teller was not injured or assaulted and has been provided with access to victim services.

“Our members set up a containment. We had a police dog attend and was unsuccessful in locating a track,” said Donaldson.

The suspect has been described as a male with a slim build and approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was wearing a skull printed bandana on his face, a black hoodie with “Obey” written in white on the front, and black pants with elastic around the ankles, with grey and white skateboard shoes on his feet.

The RCMP forensic specialist was called to process the scene.

“We still have a very active investigation,” Donaldson said. “We have a number of leads that we’re running down and our plain clothes section is taking the lead.”

The police are asking the public to contact them if they have any information or if they witnessed something suspicious in the area around the time of the robbery.


Surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed the Hays Cove Petro-Canada on Aug. 31. (Contributed photo)

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