Suspect’s photo released after Courtenay gas station robbed at knifepoint
A photo of the suspect, supplied by police.
COURTENAY, B.C- Police need information after an armed robbery in Courtenay.
The incident took place on Jan.3, at the Husky Gas Station in the 2300 block of Cliffe Avenue. Around 10:25 p.m., a man entered the business armed with a knife, and demanded cash. He later fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, and has not yet been located by police.
The man was described as being around five feet and nine inches tall. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a grey hoodie with writing on the left side of the sleeves, a black hat, and blue jeans.
According to Constable Rob Gardner, the spokesperson for the Comox Valley RCMP, armed robberies are not common in the area, but “they do happen”.
He also indicated it was important for businesses to know how to respond to robberies.
“We have to make sure that people listen to what the robber is saying, and just follow the directions, and call the RCMP right away,” said Gardner.
“In this instance, the clerk did exactly what they were supposed to, they followed the directions and they contacted the police.”
If you were in the area of this robbery and saw anything suspicious, or have any information regarding this robbery, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338- 1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477). If the information you provide through Crime Stopped results in a conviction, you may be eligible for a reward.