Mounties looking for Kelowna jewelry store robbers

Investigators are looking for two men after a jewellery store was robbed Tuesday afternoon.

  • Aug. 26, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Investigators are looking for two men after a jewelry store was robbed Tuesday afternoon.

On Aug. 25 at 5:07 p.m. the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at a jewellery store located in the 1200 block of Cannery Lane.

“Two men entered the store, locked the door behind them, brandished a weapon and stated ‘we are taking all your gold,'” said Cpl. Joe Duncan in a press release.

“(He) took the store employee to the rear of the store while (a second) suspect loaded a black back pack with merchandise.”

The men then fled out the front door, through a parking lot and split up.The first suspect was subsequently tackled by four concerned citizens but the culprit got away and ran off. The second man was last seen getting into a blue/grey SUV and driving off east on Cawston Avenue.

The back pack was returned to the store employee.

The first suspect  is described as:

45 years old

Scruffy face

Thin build

6’1 (185 cm)

Dark blue hoodie

Darker “SWAT” baseball hat

The second suspect is described as:

40 years old

Darker complexion

Larger build

Blue coveralls

Bright orange safety vest

Police made extensive patrols in the area however the suspected miscreants were not located.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP, Cst Chapman at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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