Stock image of Caucasian male donning a balaclava.

Stock image of Caucasian male donning a balaclava.

Two attempted robberies in Courtenay involving balaclava-clad suspects

RCMP unsure if incidents are related

Two failed robberies in one evening have Comox Valley RCMP looking for possible connections and at least one suspect.

Acording to an RCMP media release, each incident happened within five hours of each other in Courtenay.

The first occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m. in the 4700 block of Headquarters Road. A man entered an unidentified business demanding money. After a brief struggle with the employees, he fled empty-handed. He is described as Caucasian in his mid- to late- 20s, approximately 5’9” tall and 170 pounds, wearing darker clothing, gloves and a balaclava.

At 11:03 p.m., in a parking lot of a business located in the 300 block of Hunt Road, a man approached a person getting into their vehicle, demanding cash. The victim fended off the suspect as he attempted to gain access to the vehicle and the suspect fled. This suspect is described as 5’10” tall, approximately 170 lb. wearing a patterned jacket and a balaclava.

Police are attempting to determine if these incidents are related.

“The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind everyone, do not struggle with, or put up a fight during these events. Do as you are told, and call 911 as soon as you can. Luckily no one was hurt in either of these incidents,” said Const. Rob Gardner, Comox Valley RCMP media relations officer.

Anyone with information regarding these attempted robberies are encouraged to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online.

If the information you provide through Crime Stoppers results in a conviction, you may be eligible for a reward.