Pharmacy clerks slashed in Duncan robbery

Police seek woman who cut two staff who confronted her for shoplifting

Police are hoping the public can help them identify this suspect in a robbery that took place in early January, 2020. (Submitted)

Police are on the lookout for a suspect who slashed two pharmacy employees with a shard of glass during a January robbery in Duncan.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP officers responded to a call on Jan. 8 at 12:24 p.m. about a theft and assault at a pharmacy in the 300 block of the Trans-Canada Highway in Duncan. They were told that as two staff members spoke with a suspected shoplifter in the store, the suspect used a piece of glass to cut both employees.

The female suspect fled the area while police were on their way, and the staff members were treated for minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a First Nations woman in her 20s, about 5-foot-7 and 200 pounds, with long, curly black hair. She was wearing a black fuzzy jacket and flower headband at the time of the incident.

Our goal is to keep the community safe and we appreciate any assistance that the public can offer in identifying this suspect, Const. Wes Richens said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or


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