Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
CORNER BROOK The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating an alleged armed robbery at a convenience store Monday night.
The police were called to Corner Market Convenience Store on O'Connell Drive at around 10:55 p.m.
The suspect, a man who police said was armed with a knife, had fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash by the time police arrived.
At the request of the RNC, officers from the RCMP’s Corner Brook detachment attended the area to join in the search for the offender. The RNC’s police service dog and forensic identification unit were also called to the scene, but no one had been arrested as of Tuesday morning.
According to the RNC, the man was last observed travelling south on French’s Road toward the Dunfield Park area.
He is described as being between 5’ 9” and 6’ 0” tall with a slender build. At the time of the offence, he was wearing a dark blue jacket, jeans, a dark hat and sunglasses.
The lone store clerk was not hurt in the robbery and the investigation into this incident is continuing.
Anyone who has any information in relation to the armed robbery is asked to contact the RNC at 637-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be provided anonymously on the Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com .