Nanaimo 7-Eleven robbed on weekend

Nanaimo Mounties are hunting for two men who demanded cigarettes instead of cash when they robbed a Nanaimo 7-Eleven store on the weekend.


The men, wearing balaclavas and gloves to cover their faces and hands, entered the Bowen Road 7-Eleven at about 3 a.m. Saturday. They approached the clerk, brandished a knife and demanded cigarettes.

The suspects filled bags with an undisclosed number of cigarette packs and fled.

Police responded with a tracking dog, but were unable to track down the culprits.

Police report no one was injured in the robbery.

One suspect was wearing a navy blue lumberjack-style shirt, a black T-shirt, grey pants and grey gloves.

The second suspect wore a purple American Eagle pullover, black cargo pants, black balaclava and grey gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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