Man deploys bear spray in Circle K store during overnight robbery – Kelowna News

Bear spray used in robbery

UPDATE: 12:40 pm

A man robbed the Circle K convenience store on Springfield Road overnight, deploying bear spray in the process.

Just after midnight, police say a man entered the Circle K store, connected to the Shell gas station at Springfield and Benvoulin roads, and what was believed to be bear spray.

The employee of the store and a customer who was inside suffered minor injuries and were treated by paramedics.

Kelowna RCMP officers attended the scene, but the suspect made off with an “undisclosed amount of store merchandise,” according to Const. Solana Paré.

Officers remained on scene at the store through Saturday morning, collecting evidence and looking for video surveillance footage in the area.

Police have described the suspect as a 6-foot-2 Caucasian male with a slim build and short brown hair. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a light gray plaid button-up shirt, jeans, black shoes and was carrying a black duffle bag.

Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.


ORIGINAL: 7:30 am

Police were investigating an incident at the Shell gas station on Springfield and Benvoulin roads Saturday morning.

Police tape could be seen surrounding the gas station pumps, closing off the entrance to the store.

An RCMP officer at the scene would not speak about what had occurred at the gas station. Castanet has reached out to the Kelowna RCMP media contact for more information.

The shell remains closed. Castanet will update this story as more information becomes available.

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