By Steve Hubrecht
Last weekend saw an armed robbery in downtown Invermere.
The robbery, which seemed more like something from a big city police bulletin than an incident you’d expect in Invermere, occurred around 12 noon on Sunday, June 27, at the Invermere Pharmasave on the corner of 10th Avenue and 4th Street, across from Sobey’s and the Lake Windermere Alliance Church.
A yet-to-be identified suspect entered the pharmacy, displayed a firearm to an employee and demanded narcotics. He then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of controlled substances.
Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of the incident a few minutes past noon, and immediately attended the scene.
Investigators believe the male suspect left the Invermere area in a red newer model pickup truck, RCMP Southeast District spokesperson Corporal Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release, adding that no employees, or patrons were physically injured during the robbery.
Police have review surveillance video footage and are releasing images of the suspect see photo above in the hopes that the members of the public can help identify him.
The RCMP said the unknown suspect has been described to them as a South Asian male, between 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. On the day of the robbery, he was wearing a pair of dark pants with a Toronto Raptors emblem, a dark coloured hoodie, a pair of sunglasses, a blue face mask, and a pair of blue latex gloves.
Anybody who witnessed the robbery, who has not yet spoken to police, or who may have any additional information can contact the Columbia Valley RCMP at 250-342-9292 or can remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.