RCMP look to identify suspect after French Creek gas station robbed at knife point

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Oceanside RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance after the French Creek Shell gas station was robbed by a knife-wielding man.

The masked suspect entered the store, pulled out a knife and demanded cash from the store clerk around 7 p.m. on Dec. 2, according to an RCMP media release. 

The man fled on foot toward Island Highway West — RCMP responded immediately with a police service dog and forensic services, but did not locate the suspect, the release said.

There were no injuries, however the clerk was understandably shaken up by the incident.

The suspect is described as a 5 ft. 11 White male. He was wearing blue jeans, a light grey Carhartt hooded sweatshirt with white Carhartt writing up the left sleeve, white runners with two dark stripes on either side and a dark blue balaclava with white graphics. He was carrying a light and dark blue Nike bag over his shoulder, according to RCMP.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect, has information or dash cam footage of the robbery can contact the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 and quote file #2021-12702.

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