The Corner Market Convenience Store on O’Connell Drive was the site of an armed robbery late Monday night. — Star photo by Geraldine Brophy
CORNER BROOK The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is hoping to publicize video surveillance of an armed robbery that happened at a Corner Brook convenience store late Monday night if an arrest is not made before the footage is ready for release.
A man wearing a dark hat and sunglasses came into the Corner Market Convenience Store on O'Connell Drive, brandishing a knife, at around 10:55 p.m.
He threatened the lone female clerk working at the store and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash from the till.
The suspect has been described as being between 5’9” and 6’0” tall with a slender build. In addition to the hat and glasses, police said he was wearing a dark blue jacket and jeans at the time of the offence.
The general public may get a glimpse of the suspect in the coming days and the RNC hopes that will help lead to an arrest.
“There is a video and we are waiting for it to be vetted before it can be released to the media,” said Const. Scott Mosher, the RNC’s media relations officer in Corner Brook.
Mosher said the video clip is about 30 seconds long and efforts are being made to ensure the clerk is not identifiable in the footage that gets released.
The clerk was not hurt in the incident and no one at the Corner Market was willing to make any comment about the robbery Tuesday.
“We’re leaving this all to the police,” said the storekeeper on duty Tuesday.
The suspect had fled the area by the time police had arrived Monday night. He was last travelling south on French’s Road toward the Dunfield Park area.
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 press time Tuesday.
The investigation is continuing and anyone who has any information in relation to the armed robbery is asked to immediately 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 .