Nanaimo RCMP seek suspect after armed robbery of gas station

Nanaimo RCMP seek suspect after armed robbery of gas station

Alleged incident occurred Sunday night at Uplands Drive and Turner Road

Police are searching for the suspect of an alleged armed robbery that occurred yesterday in the city’s north end.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday, a man entered the Gas N’ Go gas station on Turner Road and Uplands Drive, produced a handgun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said the suspect is still on the loose. He said following the incident, officers managed to track the suspect, but lost him at Oliver Road.

No one was hurt during the incident, according to O’Brien.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between the ages of 30-40 with a slim build and he was wearing all black.

Police expect to release a surveillance photo of the suspect later today.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.