Lake Country police search for suspect in armed robbery

Friday night in Lake Country saw the Shell station on Highway 97 held up

Police in Lake Country are searching for a suspect after a Shell gas station was robbed on Friday evening in the area.

On Friday night, just before 10 p.m., the Lake Country RCMP received a report of a robbery that had occurred at the Shell gas station located at the intersection of Highway 97 and Beaver Lake Road. A male suspect entered the store and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the employee. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. General duty members from both Lake Country and Kelowna, along with a Police Service Dog were unable to locate the suspect despite extensive patrols.

Suspect described as:

Caucasian male;

5″8″ to 5’9″ tall;

210 pounds;

Wearing a black hooded sweater, black bandana over the face, sunglasses, and gloves;

Carrying a black handgun.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.