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Nanaimo sandwich restaurant robbed

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who robbed a Quiznos Sub Shop Monday.

A man walked into the restaurant in Country Club Centre at about 3 p.m. and went behind the counter where he took the clerk by the arm and lead her towards the till. He then reached into the till, took an undisclosed amount of cash and ran out the front door.

Police said no weapon was produced and no one was injured.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 6 feet to 6-foot-two inches tall, in his 20s or 30s. He wore a yellow reflective jacket with the hood pulled up and a black mask to cover his mouth and nose.

Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said because of the high amount of foot traffic in the area, police did not send out a canine unit to attempt to track the suspect.

Extensive patrols of the area failed to turn up the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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