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

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