Robber flees after clerk resists demand for cash

A would-be robber was easily dissuaded from a weekend robbery attempt at the 7-Eleven convenience store on Bowen Road.

A man wearing a balaclava and aviator sunglasses entered the store just before 5 a.m. Sunday, slapped a garbage bag on the checkout counter and demanded money.

“The clerk looked a him and questioned him whether he was serious and the male fled,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. He said witnesses in the store corroborated the clerk’s account of the event.

Police attended, but were unable to make an arrest after calling in a police dog services team, which followed a trail that faded out near Bush Street.

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

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Life in the bike lane
Today on the Hill: Stopping violence
Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
This and That November 26
Flooding in Errington may be caused by intentionally clogged drain
Is a family getaway on your Christmas list?
Tom Jackson making change
Marina lease holders will announce plans early-2015
Acupuncture clinic can reopen, Fraser Health says

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.