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Armed robbery , 7-11 on Bowen Road

At approximately 2:30 am on Wednesday September 7th the 7-11 on Bowen Road was robbed of smokes and cash.

Suspect leaving the store Suspect entering 7-11The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating a late night robbery at the 7-11 on Bowen Road where a suspect male made off with cigarettes and a small amount of cash. The robbery occurred at approximately 2:30 am on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at the 7-11 located at 1602 Bowen Road.


RCMP were called after an employee of the 7-11 called 911 to report a male had just entered their store and brandishing a box cutter, demanded cigarettes and cash. The suspect was carrying a large garbage which he had the clerk fill with cigarettes. He then grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the till and left. The suspect was seen getting into the passenger side of a grey Dodge Caravan, later reported stolen. This same vehicle was seen earlier in the evening parked across from the 7-11. Officers responded immediately but were unable to locate the suspect or the vehicle.


The suspect male is described as follows:

·       dark skin, race unknown, 30's, 5 ft. 8

·       dark clothing, sunglasses, mask, gloves and hat

If you have information on this crime, call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.



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